By Natalie Kossar
McCall's Pattern Behavior couples the beloved vintage sewing patterns with captions that are droll, deadpan, and hysterically funny. Budding comedian Natalie Kossar began publishing her snarky cartoons on a Tumblr blog in 2015, and has since won the attention of Kat Harding at Jezebel, Paul Einlyng at Sweet Paul, and Dan Savage of Savage Love-along with thousands of enthusiastic followers. She has also won the support of the McCall's brand, who is opening their archives to Natalie to produce over 100 new cartoons for the book, as well as lending marketing muscle upon publication. McCall's Pattern Behavior's wry sense of humor will appeal to a wide swathe of readers, whether or not they remember the vintage McCall's patterns from their youth.Praise from blog fans: "I don't drink milk because it comes out of my nose when I read stuff as funny as Pattern Behavior.""I just spent approx. 20 min ugly cry-laughing over Pattern Behavior. My friend nearly had a hilarity-induced asthma attack.""I just discovered Pattern Behavior, died, and then died again because we finished them all. MOAR PLZ (sic)."
By Quentin Letts
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of 50 People Who Buggered Up Britain, Quentin Letts, comes his blistering new book on how Britain's out-of-touch, illiberal elite fills its boots.DAILY MAIL BOOK OF THE YEAR'With its vicious takedowns, Quentin Letts' laugh-out-loud Patronising Bastards will have the lefty-elite running scared' The Sun'Earnest without being preachy, Patronising Bastards is a tonic for those who look about them and feel an insuperable sense of defeat' Roger Lewis, The TimesNot since Marie Antoinette said 'Let them eat cake' have the peasants been so revolting. Western capitalism's elites are bemused: Brexit, Trump, and maybe more eruptions to follow. But their rulers were so good to them! Hillary Clinton called the ingrates 'a basket of deplorables', Bob Geldof flicked them a V sign, Tony Blair thought voters too thick to understand the question. Wigged judges stared down their legalistic noses at a surging, pongy populous.These people who know best, these snooterati with their faux-liberal ways, are the 'Patronising Bastards'. Their downfall is largely of their own making - their Sybaritic excesses, an obsession with political correctness, the prolonged rape of reason and rite. You'll find these self-indulgent show-ponys not just in politics and the cloistered old institutions but also in high fashion, football, among the clean-eating foodies and at the Baftas and Oscars, where celebritydom hires PR smoothies to massage reputations and mislead, distort, twist. Political columnist and bestselling author Quentin Letts identifies these condescending creeps and their networks, their methods and their dubious morals. Letts kebabs them like mutton. It's baaaahd. It's juicy.Richard Branson, Emma Thompson, Shami Chakrabarti, Jean-Claude Juncker and any head waiter who calls you 'young man' - this one's for you!
The Princess Bride Talking Book
The Princess Bride Talking Book features an interactive molded plastic book that opens to play 15 of the movie's unforgettable quotes, from "Inconceivable!" to "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die." The kit also comes with a 32-page mini book that highlights classic quotes and film stills from The Princess Bride.This kit includes:* Molded plastic Princess Bride book that opens and plays sound. Includes 15 sound clips from the iconic movie.* 32-page mini book featuring stills and quotes from the film.
Pusheen: A Magnetic Kit
By Claire Belton
Pusheen is a chubby tabby cat who has taken the Internet by storm with her animated GIFs and comics, garnering millions of fans online and beyond. Now, you can bring the naughty, adorable, and pleasantly plump kitty to your fridge (her favorite hangout) or office with Pusheen: A Magnetic Kit! The kit features dozens of magnets featuring Pusheen, her lovable sister Stormy, and many of their favorite accessories along with illustrated backgrounds to build your favorite scenes.
Plants vs. Zombies: Light-Up Sunflower
By Running Press
Plants vs. Zombies T is the wildly popular video game where players defend their home from a zombie mob with an arsenal of zombie-zapping plants. In our second Plants vs. Zombies mini kit, fans can collect one of the most popular characters,the Sunflower. This unique component lights up and plays the credit song from the game! Kit also includes an illustrated 32-page book of plant profiles.
Pope Francis Bobblehead
By Danielle Selber
We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love." From the moment Pope Francis became the Bishop of Rome, he has been a much admired and respected figure traveling all over the world to spread peace and goodwill. Included in this one-of-a-kind kit is a collectible mini-size Pope Francis bobblehead and a full-colour, 32-page book with photos, famous quotes, and a short bio about the man who is adored by millions.
The Prime Minister's Ironing Board and Other State Secrets
By Adam Macqueen
Stored in Whitehall's archives are everything from blood-chilling warnings of imminent nuclear attack to comical details of daily life in the corridors of power. Concerned notes from ministers on the subject of the Heir to the Throne's potential brainwashing by Welsh terrorists are shelved alongside worries about housemaids 'on the wobble' at Chequers.Detailed and surprising plans for royal funerals sit beside reports on suspected spies in the showbiz world and bawdy poetry about the monkeys on the Rock of Gibraltar. And Mary Whitehouse's complaints about the sex education syllabus nestle next to thank-you notes from prisoner 13260/62, also known as Nelson Mandela.Adam Macqueen, author of the highly acclaimed bestseller Private Eye: The First 50 Years, has searched high and low to present us with some of the most unlikely revelations since the Official secrets act was inaugurated one hundred years ago. Not only about Mrs Thatcher's ironing board, but Ted Heath's car, Harold Macmillan's bedroom carpet, Imelda Marcos and her son Bong Bong's trip to Buckingham Palace and President Eisenhower's particular problem with Winston Churchill's trousers.
Psych's Guide to Crime Fighting for the Totally Unqualified
By Shawn Spencer, Burton Guster
Psych is a quick-witted comedy/drama starring James Roday as young police consultant Shawn Spencer who solves crimes with powers of observation so acute that Santa Barbara PD detectives think he's psychic. Psych also stars Dulé Hill as Shawn's best friend and reluctant sidekick, Gus, and Corbin Bernsen as his disapproving father, Henry, who ironically was the one who honed his son's "observation" skills as a child. Also featured are Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson and Kirsten Nelson. As with Monk, Psych mixes comedy with its crime and features a somewhat eccentric lead character - Shawn, a police Psychic with absolutely no psychic abilities.So Shawn is an expert on crime fighting for the totally unqualified, and with Gus's help, will show readers how to prepare for a stake out, profile suspects, solve cold cases, sneak snacks at the crime scene, and create disguises from a $.99 store. All with the trademark Psych humor.
By Rebecca McCarthy
Strike out with the coolest flock of waddling tuxedoes in the alley! Whether you need to chill out at the office or knock down some spare time, this icy hot kit provides surefire entertainment. The kit includes ten penguin-shaped pins, one snow-white marble bowling ball," and a 32-page guidebook on penguin bowling games. Our resident expert Patty the Penguin offers bowling pointers, fun penguin facts, and even some belly-flopping riddles along the way. Bowling never seemed so cool!
By Frank Kitson
This is a romantic and colourful story of Prince Rupert of the Rhine, an extraordinary military commander. General Kitson discusses Rupert's boyhood study of fortifications, the early campaigns, his military studies and battle procedures.