We're all familiar with 'a flock of sheep' but what are the collective nouns for racehorses, pigs, zebras or giraffes? Drawing on a range of sources, from fifteenth-century hunting terms to more recent inventions that have now entered the language, this book collects over 100 examples of the most interesting collective nouns for animals, each illustrated with charming woodcuts by the renowned naturalist engraver of the eighteenth century, Thomas Bewick.Some describe a key characteristic of the animal in question: 'a shrewdness of apes', 'a busyness of ferrets'. Others are delightfully humorous: 'a piddle of puppies', 'a crash of rhinoceroses'.Featuring pets, farmyard animals, big cats and wild beasts, this beautifully presented book is the perfect gift for animal lovers and all those with an interest in this quirky linguistic tradition.
This clever book-plus-innovative workplace stressbuster is back. Introduced in 1966, the popular Barrel of Monkey( game now comes with the familiar black barrel filled with silver-tone monkeys, and a 32-page book covering the art and history of the toy, with helpful tips on how to play in the office. Illustrations. Pkg. Consumable.
Throughout Highlights' 70-year history, we've learned two things: kids love puzzles and kids love jokes! This unique new series combines the best of both in our successful portable flip-pad format to take the fun and laughs on the go.
From a float of crocodiles and a troop of kangaroos to a huddle of penguins and an army of ants, kids will love coloring these 30 illustrations. In addition to coloring fun, they'll enjoy an increase in their vocabularies by learning the terms for each of the animal collectives.
What is more fun than the BARREL OF MONKEYS game? A BARREL OF MONKEYS in mazes, of course! Based on the colorful toys from Hasbro, this cool puzzle book is perfect playtime entertainment. Kids will relish the challenge, and love the humorous pictures, as they help these zany monkeys navigate their way through 30 intricately-designed and expertly-prepared puzzles. Our amusing simian friends go in search of the fastest, most direct route through environments like the jungle (where they are racing to find the big bunch of yummy bananas) and also through more unusual settings, many of which will provide big surprises!
[Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Futuristic Sci-Fi Menage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, sex toys, HEA] One can of whup-ass delivered courtesy of...the Drunk Monkeys. Gia Quick is an LA Sheriff's deputy in Santa Clarita. She gets an emergency promotion to station chief after Kite, riots, and earthquakes bring the region to its knees. She knows the only solution to keep rioters and Kiters out is to blow the freeway and give citizens time to escape. Omega and Echo are on a recon mission when a mob ambushes them and they get separated from the rest of the Drunk Monkeys. They find Gia arresting--even after the short, feisty deputy arrests them. She needs a road blown and they can help, if they can locate the rest of their unit. Unfortunately, Kite hits close to home for Gia, and there's nothing keeping her in Santa Clarita. But the military has one hell of a cover-up underway. When Gia opens this barrel of monkeys, she might find more than she bargained for...and she just might find love. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
NTC's Thematic Dictionary of American Idioms contains more than 5,500 of the most common and useful idioms arranged conveniently by theme, topic, or meaning. This work combines the best features of a thesaurus and a dictionary. Its features include a definition of each idiom that includes at least two examples of usage, an alphabetical index for locating each idiom, and an easy-to-read format with a minimum of abbreviations and symbols. NTC's Thematic Dictionary of American Idioms is an invaluable tool that allows writers, speakers, and students of English to locate the exact idiomatic expressions they need quickly and easily.
Have more fun than a barrel of monkeys with 21 colorful stickers that illustrate the antics of these silly simians. A bride and groom form a heart with their tails, an artistic monkey paints a canvas, and a gymnast juggles balls in a balancing act. Others play pirate, pose as Miss Banana, hang from a clothesline, soak in a bubble bath, and more. Kids can display these monkeyshines on lunch boxes and notebooks!
Amazing! -Sammy Harkham Florent Ruppert (b. 1979) and Jerome Mulot (b. 1981) began their creative partnership as art students in Dijon, France. Their intensely collaborative comics are drawn by both artists in a shared visual style - simultaneously abstract and gestural - that obscures the individual contribution of either hand. Throughout their work, Ruppert and Mulot deftly interweave the naturalistic and the synthetic, playfully manipulating productive tensions in comics, cognition and social culture. Their complex and dazzling comics pages incorporate visual devices from related media, including film and optical toys. Their cinematic figure drawing enlivens mask-like, schematic faces that alienate even as they solicit involvement. Disorienting, bracing and darkly comedic, Barrel of Monkeys prismatically examines the human bestiary at its most surreal and transgressive. It is their first book to be published in an English-language edition. Rebus Books was founded by Bill Kartalopoulos to publish books of comics and other works of visual exposition that implicitly explore and reveal the expressive possibilities of the comics form. For additional information please visit rebusbooks.net When I’d get Ruppert and Mulot’s books in French, I was perplexed by comics that seemed largely informed by theatre, Eadweard Muybridge and proto-animation. Now that I can read it, I’m delighted by how evil and mean-spirited the work is. -Dash Shaw Ruppert and Mulot explore the dark edges of human behavior like no one else, making the disturbing feel elegant and the elegant feel disturbing. With a light hand, their vignettes tie together slapstick, violence, humor and horror, all while cleverly experimenting with different forms of representation and body language. Barrel of Monkeys is an enjoyable slap in the face from two of the most unique and exciting cartoonists I’ve come across yet. -Lilli Carre
When the toy store closes...the monkeys will play! They’re preparing to have a barrel of fun, and would love kids to come along for the games. The mischievous little animals have wriggled free, hooking long tails together to reach the floor. Now they’re loose, grabbing toys galore, and sliding down a dinosaur. They’re bouncing balls, then throwing jacks; soon they’re riding on the electric railroad tracks. What a blast! Children can help make the good times happen by filling the pages with a store’s worth of colorful stickers: a toy race car, porcelain doll, plush giraffe, rocking horse, superhero action figure, and much more!
A mischievous counting adventure that's more fun than a barrel of monkeys! This sturdy popup will cope with eager little hands and its brightly coloured spreads and interactive elements will keep young children's attention and encourage them to learn to count while having fun.