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Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:08
Today, we've got an extract from The Honest Toddler, A laugh-out-loud funny parenting guide from the Internet's most infamous tot, whose unchecked sense of entitlement and undeniable charm on the Honest Toddler blog and on Twitter @HonestToddler have captivated hundreds of thousands of fans online. Are you a confused parent to a toddler? Are you constantly disappointing the small child in your life? This book can help you become a better servant/parent to the toddler at the heart of your world. You'll learn about everything from meal preparation (hint: just put the crackers on a plate), play date etiquette (don't touch. Just don't.), to how time-outs make you look like a fool. The Honest Toddler says a firm 'NO' to popular, fashionable parenting trends and instead embraces the big questions: Who Does Mommy Belong To? How Can You Prevent Siblings? And Sleep and Weaning Yourself Off it.
"Being a parent is very simple. There is no reason for you to con- stantly go to other adults who do not know your toddler for advice or conspiring. What happens at home stays at home. Don't be tempted by the latest parenting book from an expert who is not a toddler, and please don't listen to your lying friends. When it comes to being a good parent, the most important resources are the words that come out of your child's amazing mouth. If your child is too young to speak, guess accurately on the first try. In this chapter, we will examine some particularly dangerous influences..."
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Wed, 29 May 2013 12:09
Today is the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest. This book celebrates this most majestic of mountains, with exclusive access to the photographic imagery and private archives of celebrated climber and photographer George Lowe, the last surviving member of that triumphant expedition. This visually spectacular book features a trove of original photographs and other rare materials from the George Lowe collection, many unpublished, complemented by classic images from the final ascent. Stunning landscapes, candid portraits, and action shots describe the day-by-day moments of the historic expedition as never before. The extraordinary journey is retold from Lowe's point of view, capturing the drama of the expedition and the personal stories of those involved. In addition, earlier attempts at climbing the world's highest mountain and key later ascents are described. The book also includes contributions from an impressive team of mountaineers and explorers.
Wed, 22 May 2013 12:30
Welcome to Todd McLellan's unique photographic vision of the material world: fifty design classics-arranged first by size and then by intricacy-are beautifully displayed, piece by piece, exploding in mid-air and dissected in real-time, frame-by-frame video stills. This book makes visible the inner workings of some of the world's most iconic designs. From SLR camera to mantel clock to espresso machine, from iPad to bicycle to grand piano, every single component of each object is revealed. These disassembled objects show that even the most intricate of modern technologies can be broken down and understood, while beautifully illustrating the quality and elegance of older designs. Stunning photography is interspersed with essays by notable figures from the worlds of restoration, DIY, and design innovation who discuss historical examples of teardowns, disassembly, and reverse-engineering. Each photograph is itself a work of art and offers a reinterpretation of our familiar world. They connect people with the child-like joy of taking something apart to see how it works and will appeal to anyone with a curiosity about the material world.
Here is the book trailer:
And here you can enjoy Todd McLellan dropping a piano...
Fri, 17 May 2013 13:10
One day, a boy drops his sandwich in a sandpit, and the race is on! A very hungry badger wants it, but he's just not quick enough. The sandwich is dropped, squashed and slithered over by everyon from a squirrel, to a fox, to a band of slugs Will the badger ever get his paws on that sandwich?
For one little boy, a trip to the supermarket is turned upside down. A band of dinosaurs wreak havoc in the aisles, but the grown-ups can't see them! Can he convince the dinosaurs to behave? Who will mop up the mess? A hilarious new picture book from the bestselling author and illustrator team behind My Adventure Island.
Life for Princess Primrose is rather dull because she's not allowed to climb trees, dig up muddy vegetables or even splash in the fountain. Everyone in the royal household is properly proper, and Primrose longs to have some serious fun. A gorgeous new picture book by Alex T. Smith that reminds us to giggle.
With x-ray vision, super speed and bravery by the bag-load, Superkid is always on hand to save the day! He can spot bullies trying to steal your bubblegum, and he can make even pirates surrender An encouraging message about every child's potential to be a hero.
Fri, 17 May 2013 12:14
On a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, until Cassie meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan may be her only hope for rescuing her brother and even saving herself.
Enjoy a deliciously terrifying trailer...
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