By Sarah Royal
Everyone forgets things from time to time, but for the big mental lapses, there's Brain Fart! Perfect for the home, office, or even school, this brain-shaped stress ball provides instant relief from the most stubborn mental freezes. Just give it a squeeze to play five funny fart sounds. Also included is a 32-page mini book of epic brain farts
Bob Ross Bobblehead
By Bob Ross
Bob Ross-whose happy paintings, memorable hairstyle, and quirky catchphrases make us grin from ear to ear-is still as popular as ever, maintaining a core base of fans through a show that has never gone off the air since 1983 and that's embraced by a generation of gamers and millennials, with tributes appearing everywhere from Twitch to Netflix, Buzzfeed, and YouTube. This mini kit captures Ross's matchless appeal. It includes the first-ever officially licensed Bob Ross bobblehead figure, and it plays 10 different wise and witty sayings from the art master. The kit also comes with a mini easel book featuring Ross's landscape works, which can be displayed alongside the bobblehead figure.
Bob's Burgers Talking Burger Button
By Robb Pearlman
Bob's Burgers Talking Button includes a Bob's Burgers burger-shaped button that plays 25 hilarious lines from the show featuring the voices of the stars. The kit also comes with a 48-page book featuring quotes and full-color illustrations.With a New York Times bestselling cookbook in stores and a dedicated following of fans that's still growing after six seasons, Bob's Burgers is hotter than ever. This kit featuring the voices of the stars will be a must-have for the hit TV show's massive fandom.Kit includes:* Bob's Burgers burger-shaped button that plays more than 20 hilarious lines from the show* 48-page book featuring quotes and full-color illustrations
The Book Lover's Cup of Tea (Miniature Edition)
The perfect gift for any bookworm in your life, The Book Lover's Cup of Tea includes an innovative book-shaped tea infuser (titled A Tale of Two Ci-Teas) that offers two ways to brew: Dunk the entire book into your cup, or let the cover rest on the rim of your tea cup and hang the tea-filled pages into your hot water to steep. The kit also includes a 32-page book with tips for making the perfect cup of tea; suggestions for tea and book pairings (fancy a cup of Dorian Earl Gray?); and scrumptious recipes for tea sandwiches, cakes, and cookies, perfect for a book club gathering or a long, lazy day of reading.
Berenstain Bears Light-Up Tree House
By Running Press
Appealing to fans from pre-school on up, this kit includes a light-up mini replica of the famous Berenstain Bears abode,a cozy-looking tree house. It also comes with a 32-page book on the Berenstain Bears, featuring full-colour illustrations.
A Brief History of Superheroes
By Brian J. Robb
A fascinating written exploration of the superhero phenomenon, from its beginnings in the depths of Great Depression to the blockbuster movies of today. For over 90 years, superheroes have been interrogated, deconstructed, and reinvented. In this wide-ranging study, Robb looks at the diverse characters, their creators, and the ways in which their creations have been reinvented for successive generations. Inevitably, the focus is on the United States, but the context is international, including an examination of characters developed in India and Japan in reaction to the traditional American hero. Sections examine: the birth of the superhero, including Superman, in 1938; the DC family (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and The Justice Society/League of America), from the 1940s to the 1960s; the superheroes enlistment in the war effort in the 1940s and 50s; their neutering by the Comics Code; the challenge to DC from the Marvel family (The Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and The X-Men), from the 1960s to the 1980s; the superhero as complex anti-hero; superheroes deconstructed in the 1980s (The Watchmen and Frank Miller's Batman), and their politicization; independent comic book creators and new publishers in the 1980s and 90s; superheroes in retreat, and their rebirth at the movies in blockbusters from Batman to Spider-Man and The Avengers.
By Mark Evans
Based on the beloved Radio 4 series, BLEAK EXPECTATIONS recounts the remarkable adventures of young Pip Bin as he tries to make his way in a world made all horrible by the machinations of his cruel guardian, Mr Gently Benevolent. Grim circumstances, mistaken identities, nightmarish court-cases, ridiculous names, convenient coincidences to resolve plot problems, over-sentimental death scenes and lots and lots of adjectives: Bleak Expectations is a novel like Charles Dickens might have written after far too much gin.
Bunnies & Kitties
By Cate Holly
Prepare for an Attack of the Warm and Fuzzies! In this heartwarming collection, life, love, and friendship are celebrated by more than a hundred adorable kitty-and-bunny duos. Paired with sweet and silly captions, this charming book will melt the heart and be treasured by animal-lovers everywhere.
By T.L. Bonaddio
Computer crashed again? Bomp It! Work getting on your last nerve? Bomp It! Having one of those dense moments? Bomp It! This kit, including an inflatable squeaking gavel and hilarious 32-page guide, offers you the sure solution to any problem: Just Bomp It!
Batman: Bat Signal
By Danielle Selber
Iconic Superhero Batman, with nearly 100% worldwide awareness, has surpassed 10 billion in consumer retail sales. As The Dark Knight Rises hits theatres July 20,2012, fans can call upon the Dark Knight himself with this replica of the Bat Signal, which lights up to project the iconic winged Batman symbol onto nearby walls, etc. Kit includes a replica of Batman's Bat Signal and a full-colour 48-page book of Batman history.
A Bad Idea I'm About to Do
By Chris Gethard
Chris G ethard has often found himself in awkward situations most people, including you, probably would have safely avoided. The good news is now, thanks to this book, you can enjoy the painfully funny consequences of his unfortunate decisions at a safe distance. A Bad Idea I'm About to Do invites readers to join Chris as he navigates an adolescence and adulthood mired in hilariously ill-fated nerdom, and to take comfort in the fact that , as his experiences often prove , things could always be much, much worse.
Barking at Winston
By Barry Stone
When Bruce, an abandoned collie-cross puppy, is adopted by a lively family, he encounters more affection than ever before in his short life.With humour and a unique charm, he describes his life with his loving but troubled owners, and offers a sometimes hilarious insight into the world from a dog's point of view. But when the family is threatened, Bruce lends a paw, and uses his canine second sight to guide the family through some difficult times. Already a sleeper success, Barking At Winston is an authentic and endearing tale of one family and their canine friend.
The Bumper Book of Slightly Forgotten but Nevertheless Still Great British Olympians and Other Sporting Heroes
By Simon Bullivant
The Bumper Book of Slightly Forgotten British Olympians and Other Sporting Heroes is just that: a collection of stirring tales of pluck, grit, triumph, disaster and on occasion, ineptitude, featuring a host of former sportspeople who've been utterly forgotten by history.From Maude Waveney, the plucky servant girl who bravely took half a day off work scrubbing kitchen floors to win a gold medal folding bedsheets in the first London games, to Tom Drake, Dressage's first punk, who shocked the sport with his slashed jacket and swear words on his hat.There's the tale of the Lincolnshire javelin thrower who fell under the spell of a cult devoted to the eating of egg and chips; of the mascot of Bexhill-on-Sea's ill fated bid to host the Olympics and "Ample" Arthur Cartwright, whose football career was blighted by an obsession with archaeology.They, and many others, all have a story to tell.
By Quentin Letts
No one would attack equality, would they? Quentin Letts just might. Not the notion of equality itself but the way it has become an industry for lobbyists, class warriors and New Labour's ageing Trots.Egalitarianism is a mania for today's policymakers and the soupy-brained halfwits we contrive to elect to public office. Appalled by free thinking, these equality junkies want to crush all individualism in our nation of once indignant eccentrics.Equality has been defiled by the ethnic grievance gang, by the harpies of feminist orthodoxy, by those risk-averse jackboots of town-hall bureaucracy with their quotas and creeds. Fair damsel Liberty has been whored by the best practice brigade, by the proceduralists of multinational corporatism in their company ties, by the glottal-stopping, municipal bores who insist that everyone must have prizes and that no culture can be dominant.Tilters against convention are assailed for their 'inappropriate' behaviour. Supporters of grammar schools are 'snobs'. Social nuance, once a vital lure to self-improvement, is deemed 'unacceptable'.Twenty-first century Britain's political cadre is so paralysed by class paranoia that it stops us attaining the best in schools, manners, language, fashion, popular culture. Elitism is a dirty word. The BBC stamps out the Queen's English because it is not 'accessible'. Celebrity morons are cultural pin-ups. Thick rools, OK. The glottal-stopping oikishness of our urban streets can be linked to modern equality's refusal to deplore. The prattishness of Jonathan Ross arises from a mad insistence that vulgarity is valid.Still think equality is such a great thing? You might not after reading this urgent, exasperated, witheringly funny book.Praise for 50 People Who Buggered Up Britain:'[Quentin Letts] discharges his duty with flair and tracer precision...an angry book, beautifully written.' The Spectator
The Best Of Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit?
By Steve Lowe, Alan McArthur
An encylopedic attack on modern culture and the standard reference work for everyone who believes everything is shit. Which it is. This book brings together the very best of Is It Just Me Or Is Everything Shit? Volumes 1 and 2. Anyone who enjoyed the first two volumes will like this book even more. Equally, anyone who didn't like those books will actually find this one hilarious and informative.