Humour & Gift (579)

Grandma's Wit and Wisdom

ISBN: 9781786850638

Author: Richard Benson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘Most grandmas have a touch of the scallywag.’ Helen Thomson When there are sticky handprints on the sofa and you can’t prise the darlings away from a scr...


‘Most grandmas have a touch of the scallywag.’ Helen Thomson When there are sticky handprints on the sofa and you can’t prise the darlings away from a screen, reach into your handbag for this hilarious book, crammed full of quips and quotes to remind you why being a grandma is one of the best jobs in the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2017


$27.99
How To Survive University

ISBN: 9781786850485

Author: Mike Haskins    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

At last, no more parents! But who’s going to do your washing, and bail you out when you’re short of cash? Hmm, you’re going to need survival skills: Think...


At last, no more parents! But who’s going to do your washing, and bail you out when you’re short of cash? Hmm, you’re going to need survival skills: Think positively: don’t think of it as a student loan, think of it as the government’s round (every night for three years). Do try to sleep well. Don’t do it during lectures. This mischievous little book will help you see through your university years with tongue-in-cheek advice and cheeky illustrations.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 10-08-2017


$19.99
How to Survive Retirement

ISBN: 9781786850492

Author: Mike Haskins    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Freedom at last! But there’s an awfully long time between cornflakes and cocoa, and a limit to how many sudokus you can do. You need survival skills: FINANCIA...


Freedom at last! But there’s an awfully long time between cornflakes and cocoa, and a limit to how many sudokus you can do. You need survival skills: FINANCIAL WIZARDRY: how to get three cups of tea out of one bag. SPARKLING CONVERSATION: 300 different ways to discuss the weather. This mischievous little book will help you enjoy your golden years with tongue-in-cheek advice and cheeky illustrations.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 111 x 154 mm


Publication Date: 11-08-2017


$19.99
Life's a Beach

ISBN: 9781786853523

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Live your life like a pineapple: make it golden, sweet and juicy! Release your inner ‘glamingo’ and celebrate the sun all year round with this sizzling book...


Live your life like a pineapple: make it golden, sweet and juicy! Release your inner ‘glamingo’ and celebrate the sun all year round with this sizzling book filled with quotes and statements to remind you why life’s a big, beautiful, bountiful beach.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-07-2017


$19.99
77 Dates with Your Dog

ISBN: 9783961710591

Author: Katharina von der Leyen    Publisher: TeNeues

With a big dollop of humor and affection, Katharina von der Leyen offers her expert advice in 77 Dates with Your Dog, suggesting 77 fun activities to enhance th...


With a big dollop of humor and affection, Katharina von der Leyen offers her expert advice in 77 Dates with Your Dog, suggesting 77 fun activities to enhance the relationship between dog owners and their four-legged friends—and have a good laugh in the process! For example, the seasoned dog expert recommends sharing a roast beef sandwich with your dog at least once—and sure, it could also be a bologna or cheese sandwich. Why? Because sharing food—or breaking bread together, to use a more biblical turn of phrase—connects not just people, but humans and their dogs. Going rowing together, as another example, is an excellent activity to see if your dog trusts you. The wobbling involved will make your dog a bit uneasy at first, but it will help him learn to rely on you. The book includes other joint activities from “jump in a lake together and swim” to “dig a deep hole together”—yes, actually, together! Von der Leyen explains in the book why these shared experiences can be so beneficial for people and their dogs, as well as provides other tips like the perfect canine massage technique. “Of course, it is only super for your dog at first, but you’ll be amazed at the energy that will suddenly spark between both of you,” promises the author. What to do on rainy days with a bored dog? Build an obstacle course in your living room. The first station could be a box with crumpled newspaper and hidden treats, and the second could be a pot with sunflower oil or an unusual-smelling toy to play with. Don’t worry, you don’t have to sniff along with your dog; you already did your part by building the course. After a good thorough round of sniffing and searching, your dog will be wonderfully tired. Some of the “dates” are funny, some are surprising, but all of them have been field-tested with the author’s own dogs. Entertaining your dog is not the primary goal here—it’s about truly getting to know the living creature you are responsible for and enjoying time together...and occasionally making time to just be quiet and still with him: date number 77.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 150 x 190 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2017


$45.00
Dog People

ISBN: 9783961710096

Author: Sandra Muller    Publisher: TeNeues

What dog owner hasn’t done this? You anthropomorphize your four-legged friend, put thoughts and feelings into his or her head that he or she almost certainly ...


What dog owner hasn’t done this? You anthropomorphize your four-legged friend, put thoughts and feelings into his or her head that he or she almost certainly doesn’t have, and basically turn your pet into a four-legged person. That is exactly how photographer Sandra Müller feels about her dog Maja—who inspired Dog People—the book that provides hilarious and creative photographic answers to the question: “What kind of person would this dog be?” Whether it’s Great Dane Holly as a couch potato or “Gismo” riding a Harley, these images and more make up the unforgettable and endearing collection of portraits of man’s best friend in Dog People. From the author’s foreword: “No, this book is not meant to be a fashion show for dogs and dog owners—dogs are not dolls and should only have clothes put on them when medically necessary. This book is simply a thought experiment: what kind of person would my dog be? Let’s be honest: who hasn’t given his or her dog a lengthy explanation of which the dog seems to listen intently and surely seems to understand every word? Yes, yes, I know… YOUR dog understands every word, just like mine!” The book is a colorful parade of dogs, from Giant Schnauzers to Pugs, from registered purebreds to street mutts. There is also a humorous description of each dog explaining how the outfit was chosen to make the particular animal a Dog Man or Dog Lady. For example, take “Gisbert,” a Pug who would surely be a doctor if he were human—as he loves his vet so much that all you have to do is say: “Dr. Uwe” and he pricks his ears—as much as any Pug can prick his ears, at least.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2017


$55.00
Baby Tips for Grandparents

ISBN: 9781786850461

Author: Simon Brett    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

The nine months is up and the new baby is finally here! But what do you do when your darling child calls to ask you to play babysitter? You've been through it a...


The nine months is up and the new baby is finally here! But what do you do when your darling child calls to ask you to play babysitter? You've been through it all before and then some, but with the help of this quirky little book you'll be sailing through those unexpected play dates with your nerves and your furniture intact. With top tips on navigating the new grandparental responsibilities and pithy one-liners about the truths of grandparenting, Baby Tips for Grandparents is the perfect gift for any new nan or grandad.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 119 x 157 mm


Publication Date: 13-07-2017


$19.99
Baby Tips for Mums

ISBN: 9781786850447

Author: Simon Brett    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

So you've carried your baby around for nine months and survived the pains and stresses of childbirth itself: surely it's time you had a well-earned rest? Whethe...


So you've carried your baby around for nine months and survived the pains and stresses of childbirth itself: surely it's time you had a well-earned rest? Whether you're a new mum or you have a PhD in child-rearing, this handy little book will help you through the burping, whining and tantrums - and not just the ones from your partner. Full of no-nonsense definitions, tips on how to handle friends and relatives, and pithy one-liners about the brutal truths of parenting, Baby Tips for Mums is the perfect funny gift for any new mum.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 119 x 157 mm


Publication Date: 13-07-2017


$19.99
Baby Tips for Dads

ISBN: 9781786850454

Author: Simon Brett    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Congratulations! The nine-month wait is over; your little bundle of joy is in your arms, but what happens now? Whether you are a new dad or the seasoned father ...


Congratulations! The nine-month wait is over; your little bundle of joy is in your arms, but what happens now? Whether you are a new dad or the seasoned father of a budding bunch, this nifty little book is guaranteed to keep you smiling through the tears, tantrums and mountains of smelly nappies Full of no-nonsense definitions, tips on how to handle friends and relatives, and pithy one-liners about the brutal truths of parenting, Baby Tips for Dads is the perfect funny gift for any new dad.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 119 x 157 mm


Publication Date: 13-07-2017


$19.99
So You're a Grandparent!

ISBN: 9781786850478

Authors: Mike Haskins, Clive Whichelow    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

It's the best of times and the worst of times. You're welcoming a new addition to the family, but you're now officially old. You're also an eternal babysitter. ...


It's the best of times and the worst of times. You're welcoming a new addition to the family, but you're now officially old. You're also an eternal babysitter. On the plus side, you can enjoy spoiling the little darlings rotten and hand them back at the end of the day before the nappies start overflowing.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 119 x 157 mm


Publication Date: 11-07-2017


$19.99
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