"You always have a choice..." A heartbroken and miserable boy begins a life-changing journey when a menacing guest disturbs him at dinner. Confronted one-by-one by the sources of his torment, the boy is forced to consider some of life's key questions: What makes one thing vile and another sacred? How can I be at peace with a broken heart, a bruising childhood, or a critical illness? What decides how I experience life? What am I? With a surprising and simple message, How to Hold a Cockroach is a moving love letter to humankind, a book for all who are free and don't know it... yet. 42 Beautiful Illustrations The hardcover edition is 7x10 inches and contains full-color illustrations. The paperback edition is 6x9 inches and contains black-and-white illustrations. The Kindle edition contains full-color illustrations (or black-and-white if color is not supported on your device). For All Ages A children's book for adults, How to Hold a Cockroach may be enjoyed by everyone.
When a heartbroken and miserable boy is confronted by a loathsome visitor at his dinner table, he is forced to consider some of Life's most slippery questions: How do we tell the difference between the sacred and the abhorrent? How can we be at peace in the face of a shattered heart, a bruised childhood, a numbing medical diagnosis, and other challenging circumstances? What decides how we experience our life? Here, Matthew Maxwell offers us the possibility of ultimate freedom - that our entire human experience is determined not by the "facts" of the stories we tell ourselves, but by the meaning we choose to make of those stories. It's a truth both astounding and powerful in its simplicity, and Maxwell skillfully builds a window through which readers of all ages can observe its emergence as they watch his protagonist's seemingly pitiful day unfold. How to Hold a Cockroach is Maxwell's delightful and moving love letter to humankind. A quick, compelling read, it is indeed a book for those who are free and don't know it. . . yet.
How to Hold Animals is the irresistible guide to holding more than forty critters according to advice from wildlife specialists. Learn from the experts—a pet shop owner, a veterinarian, a wildlife photographer, and a reptile handler—how to pick up and hold dozens of species of animals, great and small, furry, scaly, and feathery, including snails, chipmunks, chickens, chinchillas, stag beetles, lizards, hamsters, owls, grasshoppers, mice, and more. Chock full of fascinating facts, interviews with experts, and full-color photos on every page, How to Hold Animals will delight and inform animal lovers of all stripes.
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When you think of cockroaches, you probably imagine dirty pests scurrying across the kitchen floor, but many people keep hissing cockroaches as pets. Authors Alvin and Virginia Silverstein and Laura Silverstein Nunn explain how these large hissing cockroaches behave in the wild and how to keep and care for them as pets. Having such an unusual pet is definitely far-out.
Skittering figures of urban legend—and a ubiquitous reality—cockroaches are nearly as abhorred as they are ancient. Even as our efforts to exterminate them have developed into ever more complex forms of chemical warfare, roaches’ basic design of six legs, two hypersensitive antennae, and one set of voracious mandibles has persisted unchanged for millions of years. But as Richard Schweid shows in The Cockroach Papers, while some species of these evolutionary superstars do indeed plague our kitchens and restaurants, exacerbate our asthma, and carry disease, our belief in their total villainy is ultimately misplaced. Traveling from New York City to Louisiana, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Morocco, Schweid blends stories of his own squirm-inducing roach encounters with meticulous research to spin a tale both humorous and harrowing. As he investigates roaches’ more nefarious interactions with our species—particularly with those of us living at the margins of society—Schweid also explores their astonishing diversity, how they mate, what they’ll eat, and what we’ve written about them (from Kafka and Nelson Algren to archy and mehitabel). Knowledge soon turns into respect, and Schweid looks beyond his own fears to arrive at an uncomfortable truth: We humans are no more peaceful, tidy, or responsible about taking care of the Earth or each other than these tiny creatures that swarm in the dark corners of our minds, homes, and cereal boxes.
Madagascar hissing cockroaches normally come in a dark reddish brown or black coloring. It is hard to tell the difference between Madagascar hissing cockroaches and other large species of cockroach so it is recommended that you purchase your pet from a certified pet shop or dealer. The Madagascar hissing cockroach (scientifically named Gromphadorhina portentosa) is native only to the island of Madagascar. They are also commonly, and more simply, known as the hissing cockroach or hissers. Madagascar hissing cockroaches are common house hold pets due to their docile temperament and the fact that they are one of the largest species of cockroach. Unlike most cockroaches, the Madagascar hissing cockroach is wingless. As they are unable to fly they have developed an excellent ability to climb and scale a range of different surfaces. Their lack of ability to fly has again allowed this species to develop a tough exoskeleton to protect themselves from predators. This book was previously published by 'Pet Care Professionals' under the same name.
In this novel of the mestizo, or mixed-blood, Frank Waters completes the Southwestern canvas begun in The Man Who Killed the Deer and People of the Valley. Set in a violent Mexican border town, the story centers on Barby, a tormented mestizo, Guadalupe, the mestiza “percentage-girl,” and Tai-Ling, the serene yogi. Their fates mingle though each remains alone—Barby bound to the brute rages of the night; Guadalupe unconscious of all save the sun of her sexuality; Tai-Ling believing it is possible to transcend completely the flow of life.
Hilarious illustrated non-fiction about cockroaches perfect for beginning readers. You'll bug out over this perfect pairing of humorous text and funny illustrations about this insect that's been around for over 335 million years! Fast cockroach facts: * Distinctive trait: Flat and oval-shaped body * Diet: Everything! (Especially if it's greasy and sweet . . .) * Special talent: Running The Cockroach covers lifestyle (cockroaches prefer the dark and only come out during the day when their colonies get big enough), anatomy (cockroaches have wings but rarely fly), habitat (they prefer heat to cold), life cycle (a female can give birth to up to 350 babies during her lifetime) and much more. Although silly and off-the-wall, The Cockroach contains factual information that will both amuse and teach at the same time.