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A Book of Fun for Penguin Lovers
Penguins. We love them. Seemingly upright caricatures of us, it is easy to bond with these black and white ‘little people’. They have become perennial favourites of cartoonists, because they are fun. They make us laugh. Waddle is a compendium of delightful quotes and gorgeous photographs that capture the essence of this amusement. Its intention is to put a grin on your face and a warm feeling in your heart — all thanks to these endearing creatures that don’t just walk, but waddle.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 225 x 203 mm / 8.75 x 8 inches | 160 pages | Colour
Olivia and her dog Barkley are inseparable. He’s her sidekick, her partner in crime-fighting — they’re the perfect pair. But then, Barkley dies and Olivia is heartbroken. Gradually, however, she realizes that Barkley wouldn’t want her to be unhappy for the rest of her life. So she comes up with a clever plan to get her happiness back.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback/ Paperback | 245 x 255 mm / 9.5 x 10 inches | 32 pages
A book of happiness for chicken lovers.
Any chicken owner will know that there’s more to these endearing, quirky, clever characters than the eggs they produce. Cluck is a celebration of hens, roosters and chicks, combining high-quality photography with inspirational and amusing quotes to create the perfect gift for chicken fans. Some of the collection’s quotations come from famous people (Oscar Wilde, C. S. Lewis, Mark Twain, Plutarch), others don’t; some are philosophical, others light-hearted — all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful pictures of a variety of these farmyard birds, from Plymouth Rocks and Orpingtons to Welsummers and Silkies, this collection of quotes and proverbs will steal any chicken lover’s heart.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback/Paperback | 225 x 203 mm | 8.75 x 8 inches | 160 Pages | Colour
True rulers of our world and the key to our survival.
Lavishly illustrated with breathtaking macrophotography, this stunning insight into the world of the minibeasts reveals the critical role these true rulers of our world play in our survival. Topics covered include the jobs invertebrates (insects) perform that enable life on earth to exist, as well as how they have evolved to suit their environments. From new medical drugs to hi-tech robotics, minibeasts provide a wealth of material for humans to draw on to help solve our 21st-century problems.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 254 x 254 mm / 10 x 10 Inches | Colour | 160 Pages |
Based on the true story of one of the longest-living and quietest World War I survivors, this is an epic tale of soldiers, nurses, sacrifice and kindness, when siblings Matthew and Marama find themselves transported back in time to the shores of Gallipoli through an encounter with a tortoise. The original tortoise who inspired the story was plucked by a wounded soldier from the battlefield and then gifted to a nurse, who brought him home to New Zealand. That nurse was the great-great-aunt of author Shona Riddell, and the tortoise remained in their family for the next 80 years!
Specifications: 9780473318949| Paperback | 175 x 256mm / 7 x 10in | 36 Pages | Colour | Tortoise Shell Press
The Definitive Guide
More and more kiwis are falling in love with bees; as of 2017, 8000 people are now registered beekeepers in New Zealand. Some are professional apiarists, while many enjoy beekeeping as a hobby. Whether you already have experience, or are looking for help getting started, Practical Beekeeping in New Zealand is the trusted bible for everything apiculture.
Now available in full colour, this comprehensive manual provides information, practical advice and expert guidance on all aspects of honeybee management. With it, learn all you need to know about this fascinating, rewarding pastime, and experience for yourself the satisfaction of nurturing your hives.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 242 x 184 mm / 9½ x 7¼ Inches | 200+ Colour Illustrations | 288 Pages |
Truth and Lies About Cats
We cannot get enough of cats: from ancient times they have occupied a special place in many different cultures around the world. They have also generated a fascinating array of words, expressions and observations, as well as poems, books, movies, cartoons and artworks. In this witty and entertaining book, Max Cryer celebrates cats and all they have given to us. He describes the many words and expressions they have inspired, from ‘catnip’ and ‘catwalk’ to ‘the cat’s whiskers’ and ‘raining cats and dogs’, as well as famous cat characters like Garfield, Felix the Cat, The Cat in the Hat and Puss in Boots, songs as varied as ‘What’s New Pussycat?’ and ‘The Cats’ Duet’, and poems like ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ and ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’. The cats owned by famous celebrities are described, from Elizabeth Taylor’s ‘Jeepers Creepers’ to Dr Johnson’s ‘Hodge’. In other chapters he explores cats’ attributes, the strength of their night vision and sense of smell, their sleep requirements, life expectancy and much more. Surprising facts – and spurious fictions – can be found on almost every page.
Everything you ever wanted to know about cats can be enjoyed in this magnificent compendium of a book. It is a delight from beginning to end to be read with one on your lap.
Specifications: 9781921966545 | Paperback | 210 x 135mm / 8.25 x 5.25in | 192 Pages
Animal lovers everywhere will delight in this gorgeously illustrated story of Paddy, a young rainforest kangaroo. Separated from his mother as a baby, Paddy is rescued by an Irish family who care for him as he grows. Soon, though, he begins to wonder who he really is, and so sets off on an adventure through the jungle to find his true home, meeting many interesting animals along the way.
This endearing book pays homage to the amazing variety of wildlife of the rainforest and highlights the importance of doing what we can to protect our natural treasures.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 215 x 288 mm /8½ x 11¼ Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |
Finn, a young boy, is lonely. Puss, a cat, is lost. Then Finn and Puss meet. Suddenly Finn isn’t lonely anymore, and Puss seems happy to be with Finn too. So when Finn sees a ‘Lost’ poster, he’s faced with a tough decision. This simple story explores how sometimes we need to make hard choices but that ‘doing the right thing’ has its own rewards.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 245 x 255 mm | Colour | 32 Pages |
That cats do have nine lives
This book is bound to make you both laugh and cry! Living Proof is a celebration of our favourite pet and its amazing ability to survive against all the odds. A collection of true stories from around the world, it showcases cats and kittens with a range of histories who have survived remarkable, sometimes near-fatal, adventures to enjoy a happy ending!
These incredible stories include cats who have survived horrendous natural disasters, others who have travelled unbelievable distances to return home, and heart-warming stories of once neglected and abandoned cats who have gone on to become show winners!
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 170 x 140 mm | 152 Pages |
Max Cryer’s new book is a splendid collection of historical facts and eccentricities of language that will delight all dog-lovers and anyone with a morsel of interest in the world around them. Every Dog Has Its Day pays homage to man’s best friend, telling the stories of famous dogs in history, tracing the origins of some of our favourite breeds, showing how dogs have become a significant part of our language, and describing the amazing range of activities in which dogs are involved. Written with Max Cryer’s characteristic light touch and sense of humour, every page contains unexpected facts and fascinating stories: this book truly is a delight from beginning to end.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 198 mm x 126mm / 7¾ x 5 inches | 200 Pages |
Working dogs and their stories
Humans are indebted to dogs. We get them to do all the jobs we can’t do; we expect them to save our lives, uphold the law, find our missing, comfort our sick and elderly, be our eyes and ears, watch over our families, move our stock, entertain us and keep us warm – all for a bowl of food, the tug of a toy and a pat at the end of the day.
Dogs should be revered and recognised for achieving great feats to improve human life, and this book unashamedly does just that. It tells the stories of a number of dogs, from their initial selection for work, to their training, their work experiences and their relationships with their handlers and masters. A long-time dog-owner and journalist, Maria Alomajan fleshes out each story with colourful and heartwarming anecdotes based on her interviews with the owners of these selfless animals, together with a host of charming photographs.
Among the animals profiled in the book are dogs working for the police and customs; farm dogs; therapy and guide dogs; search and detection dogs (including cancer, cadaver, truffle, avalanche, LandSAR and USAR dogs); acting, model and show dogs; sled dogs and mascots.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 234 mm x 151 mm / 9¼ x 6 inches | 160 Pages |
Vanishing Killers of the Animal Kingdom
Did you know that it’s possible to be bitten by a snake’s head for up to an hour after it’s been decapitated? On the flip side, for every person bitten by a shark each year, 25 people are bitten by New Yorkers. These facts and many more appear in this fascinating, beautifully illustrated tribute to our world’s ‘deadly’ wildlife.
SPECIFICATIONS: Case and Jacket | 195 mm x 135 mm / 7½ x 5¼ inches |15 Original Artworks | 272 Pages |
Few people can appreciate the joy that being owned by a cat brings better than David St John Thomas — the latest in a long line of publishers and authors to pay homage to the very special cats who have entered their busy lives.
This is a book for everyone who really cares about cats. Vividly written, sometimes serious, sometimes light-hearted, anyone who has fallen for a cat, however much against their better judgement, is bound to find it uplifting. While cat people are nice (Hitler couldn’t stand them!), the real heroes in this book are naturally the cats themselves. A rich portfolio of feline characters — including the author’s own cats — step off the page, of perhaps lie curled in seductive curves on it, so vividly that you can feel their fur and hear their purr!
Rich in entertaining anecdotes and asides, For the Love of a Cat will enhance every cat owner’s understanding of their feline friend and remind them again and again just how lucky they are to share their lives with this most fascinating of creatures.
Specifications: 9781921497360 | Paperback | 190 x 135mm / 7.5 x 5.3in | 248 Pages
We all know that dogs will eat anything. We also know that kids’ tastes generally aren’t so wide-ranging. While ice cream and pizza might be devoured in the blink of an eye, the dreaded ‘green stuff’ (vegetables to the adults) is often pushed to one side of the plate.
Author Pete Carter understands this phenomenon well, as he shows in the adventures of Benji. In delightful duotone illustrations and engaging text, we see how Benji’s willingness to eat anything — from daffodils to brussels sprouts, ice cream to avocados, sandwiches to bones — gradually inspires his child owner to be a little more adventurous at mealtimes. Although dogs and kids do have standards and it seems there’s one thing neither of them will touch!
The perfect book to encourage fussy eaters to try a few more vegetables! Illustrator James Henderson is Pete Carter’s nephew, making this picture book a family affair.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 217 x 160 mm / 9 x 6 Inches | 32 Pages |
Dogs have a way of making our lives feel complete. They’re there for us through good times and bad, with their wholehearted engagement in life a lesson to us all on living in the moment. Woof: A book of happiness for dog lovers is a compendium of delightful quotes that capture the essence of our affection for these wonderful animals. Some are by famous people (Aldous Huxley, Mark Twain, Charles M. Schulz, Milan Kundera, G.K. Chesterton), others not; some are philosophical, others light-hearted — all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful photography, and presented in a high-quality gift format, this is a collection of quotes to treasure.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback or Paperback | 225 x 203 mm / 8 ¾ x 8 Inches | Colour | 160 Pages |
Each year, photographers from around the world are invited to enter the Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year competition. (ANZANG refers to the Australia–New Zealand–Antarctica–New Guinea bioregion.)Last year, 2013, David Rennie won it. His achievement was made all the more remarkable by the fact that David Rennie’s love affair with photography only began in 2007 at the age of 47.
In this magnificent book, David has included just a taste of the strikingly memorable images that now comprise his vast collection. Most are taken at the Mandurah Wetlands, south of Perth. Encompassing over 26,000 hectares, these wetlands are home to over 140 species of bird, with many migrating every year from as far away as Russia. The result is a book that will captivate not just bird lovers but all who appreciate the art we find in nature.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback | 260 x 260 mm / 10 ¼ x10 ¼ Inches | Full Colour Photographs | 144 pages |
Cats have a way of walking into our lives and making themselves right at home. No cat lover can imagine life without a feline presence — even if it is only as fleeting as the occasional conversation with a neighbourhood stray. Meow: A book of happiness for cat lovers is a compendium of delightful quotes that capture the essence of this fascination. Some are by famous people (Mark Twain, Jean Cocteau, Ernest Hemingway), others not; some are philosophical, others light-hearted — all are memorable. Accompanied by beautiful photography, and presented in a high-quality gift format, this is a collection of quotes to treasure.
SPECIFICATIONS: Paperback | 225 x 203 mm / 8 ¾ x 8 Inches | 160 Pages |
Horses are the epitome of grace, power, and freedom. They also have an ability to touch our souls and connect with our hearts in a way that few other animals can. Spirit: A book of happiness for horse lovers is a compendium of enduring quotes that capture the essence of our affection for these magnificent animals.
Accompanied by beautiful photography, and presented in a high-quality gift format, this is a collection of quotes to treasure.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardback/Paperback | 225 x 203 mm | Colour | 160 Pages |