Random Illustrated Facts

Author: Mike Lowery

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761189955

Category: Humor

Page: 203

View: 7619

Trivia meets its match. Did you know that Napoleon was once attacked by rabbits? Or that the Mars Rover sang itself "Happy Birthday"? How about the odd ingredient Civil War soldiers used to make coffee? From Jupiter's diamond showers to why pirates wore eye patches to the delightful link between dancing goats and the discovery of coffee, this collection of obscure and fascinating facts is brought to you by Mike Lowery, an illustrator and connoisseur of the offbeat. Featuring four gatefolds and hundreds of infographic webs that connect the trivia in dozens of surprising ways, it's a little book that delivers endless delight.

Random Illustrated Facts

A Collection of Curious, Weird, and Totally Not Boring Things to Know

Author: Mike Lowery

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1523501863

Category: Reference

Page: 208

View: 6437

Trivia meets its match. Did you know that Napoleon was once attacked by rabbits? Or that the Mars Rover sang itself “Happy Birthday”? How about the odd ingredient Civil War soldiers used to make coffee? From Jupiter’s diamond showers to why pirates wore eye patches to the delightful link between dancing goats and the discovery of coffee, this collection of obscure and fascinating facts is brought to you by Mike Lowery, an illustrator and connoisseur of the offbeat. Featuring four gatefolds and hundreds of infographic webs that connect the trivia in dozens of surprising ways, it’s a little book that delivers endless delight.

The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts

Author: Maja Säfström

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1607748320

Category: Nature

Page: 120

View: 4238

"Did you know that giraffes can lick their ears? Or that ostriches can't walk backwards? These and many more charming quirks about the animal kingdom (ants never sleep! starfish don't have brains!) are detailed in this visually sophisticated and appealing gift book. Illustrator Maja Sofstr m's entrancing illustrations bring these captivating facts to life-making The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Factsa must-have for animal and art lovers both young and old."

World's Weirdest Animals

Author: Matt Roper

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD

ISBN: 178685483X

Category: Nature

Page: 96

View: 2776

Whales that look like unicorns, lizards that squirt jets of blood from their eyes, naked rats that can sprint backwards—it seems as though some creatures have been put on this earth just to amaze us. From the harmless but hilarious to the truly frightening and deadly, the animals in this book are guaranteed to keep you enthralled, astonished, and extremely amused.

Weird But True

300 Outrageous Facts

Author: National Geographic Society (U.S.)

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 142630594X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 206

View: 1065

Offers a collection of true facts about animals, food, science, pop culture, outer space, geography, and weather.


The Ultimate Book of Surprising Strange and Incredibly Bizarre Facts About (Supposedly) Ordinary Things

Author: Alex Palmer

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 162087332X

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 5568

Check out the weird and wonderful facts in this massive encyclopedia of alphabetized oddities: HUMANS ARE THE ONLY ANIMALS THAT ENJOY SPICY FOOD (there’s a reason no one sells Tabasco-flavored cat food). NAPPING CAN SAVE YOU FROM A HEART ATTACK (assuming you are not operating heavy machinery at the time). PSYCHOLOGISTS CAN ASSESS YOUR PERSONALITY FROM HOW YOU DIP FRIES IN KETCHUP (nice fries, sociopath). SURFING THE INTERNET ACTUALLY MAKES YOU SMARTER (but not as smart as reading this book will). Now the next time someone tells you smugly that Pluto isn’t a planet, you can counter with any one of these hundreds of weird facts and remain king or queen of the cocktail (or kegger) chatter.

Cats Are Weird

And More Observations

Author: Jeffrey Brown

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 0811879976

Category: Humor

Page: 108

View: 6758

Cartoonist Jeffrey Brown's drawings perfectly capture the humor and quirkiness of cats in all their strange and charming glory. Following the success of Cat Getting Out of a Bag, this collection of color and black-and-white comic strips loosely follows the adventures of a pair of cats as they explore the world around them, indoors and out. Adventures include taking a nap, licking a shoe, attacking dust particles, hiding in cabinets, pouncing on fallen leaves, confronting the vacuum cleaner, patrolling the yard, and purring up a stormall adorably rendered in Brown's immediate and irresistible style. Sure to delight anyone who lives with cats and appreciates their sweet and batty behavior, this beautifully packaged gift book is the cat's meow.

Little Mountain Home Journal

Author: Mike Lowery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781452105406


Page: 192

View: 9748

The rustic art of Mike Lowery hearkens back to vintage book covers and embellished leaflets in this flexi journal.

Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Author: Laurie Ann Thompson

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 0449817466

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 5396

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story—which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey—is nothing short of remarkable. Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people—but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. Today, Emmanuel continues to work on behalf of the disabled. Thompson's lyrical prose and Qualls's bold collage illustrations offer a powerful celebration of triumphing over adversity. Includes an author's note with more information about Emmanuel's charity. From the Hardcover edition.

Magic Tree House Incredible Fact Book

Our Favorite Facts about Animals, Nature, History, and More Cool Stuff!

Author: Mary Pope Osborne,Natalie Pope Boyce

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0399551344

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 7132

Jack and Annie’s biggest, most exciting book of facts is their greatest adventure outside the tree house! Jack and Annie have been all over the world in their adventures in the magic tree house. And they’ve learned lots of incredible facts along the way. Now they want to share them with you! Get ready for a collection of the coolest, weirdest, funniest, grossest, most all-around amazing facts Jack and Annie have ever encountered. With full-color photographs and fun comments from Jack and Annie, this is the essential fact book for all Magic Tree House fans.

Something Beautiful

Author: Sharon Dennis Wyeth

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0385322399

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1960

When she goes looking for "something beautiful" in her city neighborhood, a young girl finds beauty in many different forms.

Who Is Malala Yousafzai?

Author: Dinah Brown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399540008

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 5295

Malala Yousafzai was a girl who loved to learn but was told that girls would no longer be allowed to go to school. She wrote a blog that called attention to what was happening in her beautiful corner of Pakistan and realized that words can bring about change. She has continued to speak out for the right of all children to have an education. In 2014 she won the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Rise of the Rusty Robo-Cat!

Author: Mike Lowery

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761187219

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 7485

Introducing DOODLE ADVENTURES #3! Like The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs! and The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate!, The Rise of the Rusty Robo-Cat! marries the fun of drawing and doodling with a lively fantasy tale that will appeal to boys and girls alike. From Mike Lowery--creator of the popular Kid's Awesome Activity Calendar--it's like a visual Mad Libs: part game, part graphic novel, and a thrilling, interactive experience in which the reader draws him- or herself into the story and becomes the star. Carl the Duck is back and needs help on the very important mission of discovering why the cats around town are acting like jerks. Can you track them down and break the spell they are under? (And maybe draw a space vampire along the way?) Each page combines hand-lettered text, delightful illustrations, plus prompts and plenty of space for the reader's own contributions. The book is sturdy paper over board with high-quality cream paper that's a pleasure to draw on. Kids will love using their imaginations to complete the story, then reading it over and over again.

John Henry

Author: Julius Lester

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0803716060

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 6231

Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain.

99 Facts about Farts

The Ultimate Fun Fact Book

Author: J. N. Storm

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519246677


Page: 116

View: 9074

99 amazing, fascinating and hilarious facts about farts! Free Quiz Book included. We all do it! It's a fact. And there are so many more facts about farting you probably don't know. Here's the book that will astonish, amaze and not at least give you a good laugh! This book covers (almost) everything! From how many farts it would take to send a space shuttle into orbit, you will learn about the most notorious farters of all (no, it's not your brother) and the first Disney figure to fart, to record holders and occupational farters. The facts are organised in easy to find chapters. 99 Facts About Farts is an easy to read astonishing book of facts for all ages. Explore this fun and smelly gas we all produce. You will not regret it! FREE: "The Ultimate Quiz Book About Farts" ebook Inside! That's right... For a limited time you can download for FREE the ebook version for Kindle of J.N. Storm's new "The Ultimate Quiz Book About Farts" with your purchase of "99 Facts About Farts." Are you, your kids, you whole family up for the challenge? You will be laughing out loud of all suggestions - and answers - to this fun quiz book. That's twice the farting fun!

The Big Book of Random Facts

1000 Interesting Facts and Trivia

Author: Bill O'Neill

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540649355


Page: 120

View: 9827

Whether you're a trivia newbie, a seasoned veteran of trivia quizzes, or just someone who enjoys learning something new every day, The Big Book of Random Facts is the perfect book for you! We've brought together a collection of amazing facts, funny facts, random facts, and just all around fun facts. Everything here has been carefully researched and each page is bursting with new and interesting trivia just for you! You'll find 1000 exciting bits of trivia in The Big Book of Random Facts ranging from history to sports to geology to movies and dozens of other exciting categories. Ever wonder what actor had the most Oscar nominations without a win? Or what country has the longest work week? Or who won Olympic gymnastics gold with a wooden leg? You'll find answers to all of these and hundreds of other interesting facts in this exciting a fun-filled volume of The Big Book of Random Facts. If you want to become the master of your local pub quiz or maybe get better at those online trivia games, then this book is perfect for you. The fun facts you'll find in The Big Book of Random Facts will improve your trivia mastery like never before with a wealth of exciting facts on every page! Tip: This is just one of those amazing bathroom readers.

The Ultimate Book of Randomly Awesome Facts

Author: Inc. Scholastic,Penelope Arlon

Publisher: Scholastic Nonfiction

ISBN: 9780545826266

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 5060

Hundreds of lists -- thousands of facts! There's a new online sensibility, and kids are encountering it every day. It's the "flipped" world of facts -- facts presented as instant, cool, unexpected. And in this world of BuzzFeed and YouTube, a big focus of the new factual sensibility is lists. What You Really Need to Know is a book of best-ever lists, with a completely different look and feel to reflect today's digital world. The lists cover topics from science and technology to history and pop culture, and every one of them has a hook. The information appears random, like it's from an Internet search. But in-depth research and expert writing mean that the book is filled with the most important, most engaging, most up-to-the-minute facts. This is reference reinvented, with supermodern lists, and a supermodern visual presentation to match.

Singapore at Random

Author: Editions Didier Millet

Publisher: Editions Didier Millet

ISBN: 9814260371

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 5091

From chewing gum bans to bizarre courtesy campaigns to the distinctive Singaporean linguistic landscape and some of the region's most notable personalities, 'Singapore at Random' brings together a host of anecdotes, statistics, quotes, facts and tidbits. It is a celebration of the boundless diversity that makes Singapore unique.

Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs!

Author: Mike Lowery

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761187197

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 8471

Pick up a pencil or pen. Sharpen your imagination! Here s an adventure story where you, the reader, directly participate. DOODLE ADVENTURES: THE SEARCH FOR SLIMY SPACE SLUGS! marries the pleasures of doodling and drawing with the fun of a ripping good story. Like a visual Mad Libs chapter book, or a graphic novel where the reader gets to help with the graphics, it celebrates engaging, gamelike, fill-in fun for middle-grade readers. Set in space, the book invites the reader to join Carl, a duck and member of a super-secret international group of explorers, on a journey in search of a very important grail-like object a jar with an artifact that s gone missing. By the end of the adventure, you ll have cowritten a tale you can read again and again and show off to family and friends."

Waggish: Dogs Smiling for Dog Reasons

Author: Grace Chon,Melanie Monteiro

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1682680991

Category: Pets

Page: 128

View: 2960

To be "waggish" is to be playful and mischievous—the very definition of these adorable dogs and the things they (might) think about us There's no mistaking a happy dog. The wagging tail, the eager eyes, the smile that's impossible to fake. A happy dog radiates pure joy. Yet the mystery remains: What's really going on behind those waggish grins? Are our dogs laughing with us? At us? Are they operating at a higher stage of enlightenment . . . or just buttering us up before we discover the tiny, torn remnants of burrito wrapper suspiciously dotting the hallway? In Waggish, the infinite expressions of happy dogs are captured in an amazing series of photographs by renowned animal photographer Grace Chon, whose images have made her the go-to pet photographer of Hollywood’s top celebrities. As for what these dogs are really thinking, writer Melanie Monteiro expertly channels their innermost thoughts, pairing each photo with a caption such as, “If loving tennis balls is wrong, I don’t want to be right” and “You know, we’ll both get outside a lot quicker if you just forget the pants.” Waggish is the perfect gift for every dog lover.