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Cartoon History of the United States
A History Book the Whole Family Loves
Larry Gonick's cartoon history books are wonderfully informative, incredibly interesting and terrifically funny. My twelve year old son hordes them all in his room to read & re-read. But we all love them.
How to Draw 101 Funny People
Top That! Kids
Make sure you buy all three!
I've been looking for a way to get my kids interested in drawing, I ordered the books (101 Monsters, 101 Funny People & 101 Animals) and pretended like I bought them for myself, my 6 year old son saw me drawing and asked what I was doing "oh, just learning to draw monsters" he called up his older brother and they asked me if they could try, "sure" they took the book and spent hours drawing that ...
The Complete Far Side 1980-1994 (2 vol set)
Andrews McMeel Publishing
The Far Side
This is offbeat zany humor. Some people may not like it. I am one of the people who likes this kind of humor. This is the complete collection including including many that have never been published.
The Cartoon Guide to Physics
simple, and all you need to remember for life
Simply enough this book has a great review of general physics that leaves out things you want remember-it has simple formulas that you can recall just because of the funny pictures. You can take physics in high school, and higher level courses in college, but unless you're a physicist, or nuclear engineer, you're not going to remember much. This complex cartoon explains the essentials that govern ...
Cartoon Guide to Statistics
Best intro to statistics
I am a totally none statistics trained person, however in my job I work with engineers and mathematicians that also teach statistics at the university undergraduate and graduate. The Cartoon Guide to Statistics covered the entire spectrum of what my mathematicians talk about when they identify the statistics they are using for the projects I manage. The book is on my work reference shelf as a ...
The Cartoon Guide to Genetics (Updated Edition)
My kids love this book
My boys, 8 and 9, just ate this book up. They read it, discussed it and read it again. They ask me questions I probably don't know just so they can explain it to me with what they've learned from this and the Physics book by the same author. If grade school age children can understand the information and get something from it then you know it has to be well explained and enough fun to keep even ...
Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing
There is a kid in all of us.
We found this book while searching for another one, "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs." Both of these make great bed time reading for our now second grader. Everyone enjoys "reading." Its a great bonding time with our son.
Cartoon Guide to the Environment
Well-written, fun-to-learn comic book.
Rarely do I post anything on the web, but I feel obligated to do so now in defense of this author. Global Warming is covered on pages 64, 201-3, and 207 as listed in the index. Ozone Depletion, page 199 & Acid Rain, page 198.
Cartoon History of the Universe 1 Vol. 1-7 (Cartoon History of the Universe) (Pt.1)
Main Street Books
My kids (8 years old) love this. I love it. It acts as a great reference as the children go through their school work - Big Bang, How Planets form, evolution of live and then into human history. Just a great job - Gonnick is superb!!
The Cartoon Guide to Chemistry (Cartoon Guide To...)
Bedtime Story for a 13 year old
My daughter found this book so interesting and informative that she even chose it to read as a bedtime story.
W. W. Norton & Company
This book is a wonderfully human perspective of war as seen from the eyes of common folk. Mr. Mauldin's depictions of the life of a dogface, it seems, will always be relevant, sad, and universal.
Bill Mauldin's Army: Bill Mauldin's Greatest World War II Cartoons
I've been a long-time fan of Bill Mauldins work from WW2. Finally i got myself a copy of "Bill Mauldin's Army" and also one of "Up Front" through a special offer from Amazon.com. "Bill Mauldin's Army" is a collection of some of Mauldin's best work from WW2 and I truly enjoy the sometimes ironic, sometimes sarcastic but always warm humour he manages to portrait in one single cartoon frame. It is ...
David Zane Mairowitz
Crumb meets Kafka...meets Crumb
Kafka was a complex man whose genius is inseparable from his huge neuroses. So is Robert Crumb. Put the two together, as this book does, and the upshot is a book in which the distinction between author Crumb and subject Kafka tends to dissolve. The book is just as much about the one as the other. It's no mistake that Crumb is drawn (sorry for the bad pun) to Kafka. At one level, the book ...
That unique, distinctive Goreyness...
"Amphigorey" brings together fifteen of Edward Gorey's most mordantly delightful books. Gorey's vision can be childishly simple ("The Wuggly Ump" and "The Gashlycrumb Tinies," in which things end up very, very badly for the small fry described therein) or surprisingly complex ("The Unstrung Harp," a faux-Jamesian sendup of the agonies of authorship). However, the macabre yet quizzical sense of ...
Looking At Philosophy: The Unbearable Heaviness of Philosophy Made Lighter
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
This books makes philosophy understandable to me. I attempted to take philosophy many times before I found a class that used this book. It has understandable explanations of ideas and it coated them with humor so they "go down well". I want this book in my library so I can commit the to the deeper long term memory of me as a person.
What Are You So Grumpy About?
Little, Brown Young Readers
You must buy this book!
My 5 year old daughter ADORES this book. She recites different parts to her friends if they get grumpy, "did somebody leave the toilet seat up...and you fell in?" It's definatley not for a younger child, my 3 year old really loses her attention because the artwork is not bright and simple. Also, as a sidenote: there is a part that says, did your aunt give you a hug? and the illustration is a ...
The Far Side ® Gallery 2
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Just as it seems.
Exactly what it looks like, a compilation of Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons with a foreword from Stephen King. I enjoyed it.
The Cartoon History of the Universe III: From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissance
W. W. Norton & Company
There is only one thing wrong--
There is only one thing wrong with "The Cartoon History Of The Universe". Each volume has a 7 to 10 year wait between them! However, they ARE excellent. A fine, well-researched history, presented in a fun graphic style.
The Art of Pixar Short Films
The Story of Pixar, Told Through Its Short Films
Pixar started as a short film studio. While now the most successful modern animated feature-film studio, its roots were in the shorts, and they have continued to produce shorts, many of them pioneering new techniques that were later used in one of the full length movies. The Art of Pixar Short Films provides a concise, yet comprehensive, history of Pixar and then launches into hundreds of ...
Cartoon History of the Universe 2: Volumes 8-13 (Pt.2)
Main Street Books/Doubleday
my favorite of the series
Every book in this series is both funny and intelligent. Much of the dumb humor comes from getting the facts straight. Even small details like Galba jumping into his boyfriend's arms after learning that he has been declared emporer is from Tacitus. This is my favorite by virtue of being about Ancient Rome, its rise as a Republic, the height of Empire and its collapse into the dark ages. The ...
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Kindle - Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device
This is the future of book reading. I have used it and love it!
The Human Division #6: The Back Channel
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