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How I Accidentally Became A Global Stock Photo - And Other Strange And Wonderful Stories (Paperback): Shubnum Khan How I Accidentally Became A Global Stock Photo - And Other Strange And Wonderful Stories (Paperback)
Shubnum Khan
R290 R199 Discovery Miles 1 990 Save R91 (31%) In stock

How I Accidentally Became a Global Stock Photo and Other Strange and Wonderful Stories is part memoir, part travelogue and part love letter. Shubnum Khan takes the reader on a journey around the world. Whether it is teaching children in a remote village in the Himalayas, attending a writers’ residency where the movie The Blair Witch Project was shot, getting pulled out of the ocean in Turkey or becoming a bride on a rooftop in Shanghai, Shubnum is quirky, moving and vulnerable in what she shares.

Shubnum offers an introspective reflection on what it means to be a woman, particularly a single Muslim woman in South Africa, trying to find herself in a modern world. The stories are drawn from her life journey, which has been full of unexpected twists and turns, and are interspersed with reflections on culture and religion as well as musings on family, relationships and love.

The Mindy Project meets Bridget Jones’s Diary with a side of Keeping Up With The Kandasamys, this is a book about holding onto hope and a reminder that once ‘you step off the edge, anything can happen’.

Foreign Native - An African Journey (Paperback): R.W. Johnson Foreign Native - An African Journey (Paperback)
R.W. Johnson 1
R285 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R57 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In Foreign Native, RW Johnson looks back with affection and humour on his life in Africa. From schooldays in Durban – fresh off the aeroplane from Merseyside – to later years as an academic, director of the Helen Suzman Foundation and formidable political commentator, he has produced an entertaining and occasionally eye-popping memoir brimming with history, anecdote and insight.

Johnson charts his evolution from enthusiastic, left-leaning Africanist to political realist, relating the episodes that influenced his intellectual worldview, including time spent among the exiled liberation movements in London during the 1960s, a sojourn in newly independent Guinea and more recent forays into Zimbabwe. There are wonderful stories, some hilarious, others filled with pathos, about the multitude of characters – Harold Strachan, Tom Sharpe, Ronnie Kasrils, Helen Suzman, Frederik van zyl Slabbert, among many others – that he met along the way.

Perceptive, critical and full of verve, Foreign Native is leavened with a deep humanity that makes it a pleasure to read.

The Underachieving Ovary (Paperback): J.T. Lawrence The Underachieving Ovary (Paperback)
J.T. Lawrence 5
R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Does the word ‘endometriosis’ make you want to stick a fork in your eye? No? Then perhaps this book isn’t for you.

It’s funny, and (sometimes alarmingly) frank. It contains an impressive array of synonyms for ‘vagina’ and it’s certainly NSFW. It’s about having a devil womb and a hot knife lodged in a shoulder. It’s about becoming blackly bitter and twisted in infertility, then slowly finding a way to untwist.

It’s part memoir, part dark comedy, wrapped up loosely as a journal full of TMI and quirk. Put it this way: If Helen Fielding and Marian Keyes were to go through IVF, and use Caitlin Moran as a surrogate, this book would be their baby.

Firepool - Experiences In An Abnormal World (Paperback): Hedley Twidle Firepool - Experiences In An Abnormal World (Paperback)
Hedley Twidle 1
R290 R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Save R41 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This collection brims with the imaginative, informative and comic personal narratives of Hedley Twidle. Twidle brings a sense of lightness, play and comedy to subjects that are often dealt with in predictable or self-righteous ways.

It chronicles South Africa during the ‘second transition’ – one in which the foundations of the post-apartheid settlement are being shaken and questioned in all kinds of ways.

Sala Kahle, District Six (Paperback): Nomvuyo Ngcelwane Sala Kahle, District Six (Paperback)
Nomvuyo Ngcelwane
R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With tears in my eyes I took a last glimpse at No. 22 Cross Street as we turned into Stuckeris Street. ‘Sala kahle, District Six,’ I whispered.

Nomvuyo Ngcelwane grew up in the heart of District Six. In beautiful detail, she tells of life in a bustling community, of their interesting social lives and the vibrant atmosphere one has come to associate with District Six.

Twenty years since original publication, Ngcelwane’s story is still relevant today and paints a captivating history of black people living in District Six before forced removals took place. She writes with great honesty, warmth, humor and heart. More than fifty years since forced goodbyes, Ngcelwane’s memoir reiterates the need for social justice and casts a light on the memories forgotten by some.

“Sala Kahle, District Six is free of posturing. It has great documentary value. The fact that it is the memoir of a Black woman adds to its already considerable interest.” Vincent Kolbe

Bafana Republic And Other Satires - A Collection Of Monologues And Revues (Paperback): Mike Van Graan Bafana Republic And Other Satires - A Collection Of Monologues And Revues (Paperback)
Mike Van Graan
R300 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R42 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Bafana Republic And Other Satires is a selection of monologues from a series of one-person satirical revues. Using the 2010 FIFA World Cup as an entry point for satirical commentary, the sketches focus on various issues facing democratic South Africa: state 'vanity' projects, land issues, abuse of women and state capture.

In any deeply polarised society, satire provides an effective means for challenging audiences. Van Graan's potent mix of comedy, poetry and drama compels audiences to reflect on controversial topics in a non-alienating, thought-provoking and thoroughly entertaining way. The collection tackles themes of corruption, colonialism, violence against women, AIDS denialism, violent crime, racism and inequality head on. Readers or audience members cannot remain unaffected by the use of humour, exaggeration, irony and ridicule in the sketches to highlight social and political issues and human foibles. They will laugh and cringe and sometimes cry, but ultimately they will appreciate more deeply the beauty and humanity of their country, and perhaps feel recharged with hope.

The sketches in the collection come from six one-person revues:

  • Bafana Republic (2007),
  • Bafana Republic: Extra Time (2008),
  • Bafana Republic: Penalty Shootout (2009),
  • Pay Back the Curry (2016),
  • State Fracture (2017)
  • Land Acts (2018)

The compilation can be used as monologues for exam purposes or as acting exercises for drama students, or selections can be made from the sketches to make up one-person shows of varying lengths.

These Things Really Do Happen To Me (Paperback): Khaya Dlanga These Things Really Do Happen To Me (Paperback)
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R190 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R26 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Sometimes real life is stranger than fiction. That certainly is the case when considering the things that happen to Khaya Dlanga in the course of his everyday life. Khaya often shares these stories in brief via Instagram or his other social media platforms. He is finally succumbing to the pressure from the many people who read his posts and want more details, and is telling all of these stories and more in These Things Really Do Happen To Me.

Always entertaining, and often containing astute observations regarding various social practices and situations, Khaya tells wide-ranging stories – his lunch with William Shatner; how he fell asleep next to President Thabo Mbeki; how he got hit on by a deaf girl; how his dreadlocks didn’t get the expected reaction from his mom; the greatest pick-up line ever used on him; awkward encounters with exes; what happens when you parallel park in Parkhurst; and what he has learnt in the course of his eventful life – that are guaranteed to entertain and enlighten readers.

Just Like You (Paperback): Nick Hornby Just Like You (Paperback)
Nick Hornby
R320 R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Save R67 (21%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

From the million-copy bestselling author comes a brutally funny novel about finding love when you least expect it

The person you are with is just like you: same background, same age, same interests. The perfect match. And it is a disaster. Then, when and where you least expect it, you meet someone new. You seem to have nothing in common and yet, somehow, it feels totally right.

Nick Hornby's brilliantly observed, tender but also brutally funny new novel gets to the heart of what it means to fall surprisingly and headlong in love with the best possible person - someone who is not just like you at all.

Truitjie Roer My Nie - Oor Kempton en Ander K-Woorde (Afrikaans, Paperback): Schalk Bezuidenhout Truitjie Roer My Nie - Oor Kempton en Ander K-Woorde (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Schalk Bezuidenhout
R250 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R35 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Wat beteken dit as ’n jong Afrikanerman jou beskryf as “nogals orraait”? Hoe trek jy die gehoor se aandag as die basaarpoeding hulle gemesmeraais het? En waar in die wreld is die berugte Pomona Spur? In di piepie-jou-nat-van-die-lag memoire verklap Schalk – en sy soortvan-bestuurder, Erns Grundling – die bisarre en hartroerende dinge wat hy oorgekom het op sy reise regoor die land na oral waar ’n mikrofoon en ’n gehoor hom inwag.

Toe-Val-Lig: Die Beste Stories van Toeval uit Tjailatyd (Afrikaans, Paperback): Amore Bekker Toe-Val-Lig: Die Beste Stories van Toeval uit Tjailatyd (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Amore Bekker
R255 R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Save R36 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Die geliefde en gewilde Amore Bekker se keuse van die beste, soms ongelooflike ware stories van toeval soos uitgesaai op RSG se middagprogram Tjailatyd. Luisteraars van dwarsoor die land deel hul ervaringe van die vreemde toeval wat ons lewens soms so onverklaarbaar kan aanraak. Amore het net minder as 100 van die beste stories uitgsoek vir 'n boek wat jou sal laat lag, laat huil, en laat wonder.

Kill As Few Patients As Possible - And Fifty-Six Other Essays On How To Be The World's Best Doctor (Hardcover, 2nd Revised... Kill As Few Patients As Possible - And Fifty-Six Other Essays On How To Be The World's Best Doctor (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Oscar London
R298 R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Save R50 (17%) In stock

This oft-quoted all-time favorite of the medical community will gladden--and strengthen--the hearts of patients, doctors, and anyone entering medical study, internship, or practice. With unassailable logic and rapier wit, the sage Dr. Oscar London muses on the challenges and joys of doctoring, and imparts timeless truths, reality checks, and poignant insights gleaned from 30 years of general practice--while never taking himself (or his profession) too seriously.

The classic book on the art and humor of practicing medicine, celebrating its 20th anniversary in a new gift edition with updates throughout. Previous editions have sold more than 200,000 copies.

The perfect gift for med students and grads as well as new and practicing physicians.

Wild As It Gets - Wanderings Of A Bemused Naturalist (Paperback): Don Pinnock Wild As It Gets - Wanderings Of A Bemused Naturalist (Paperback)
Don Pinnock
R300 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R42 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What’s your cat up to when you’re not around? Do dragons exist? Are clouds alive? Why did three men risk their lives for a single penguin egg?

These are just a few of the questions and stories puzzled over by award-winning travel writer and naturalist Don Pinnock. Assembled from years of wandering around Africa, this is a funny, entertaining and thought-provoking book.

Making It Up As I Go Along (Paperback): Marian Keyes Making It Up As I Go Along (Paperback)
Marian Keyes 3
R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) Ships in 8 - 13 working days

Fingers crossed that Marian has a new novel out soon but until then why not laugh your socks off with this hilarious collection of tales, observations and flights of fancy from the funniest woman in print.

Welcome to the magnificent Making It Up As I Go Along - aka the World According to Marian Keyes(TM) - A bold and brilliant collection of Marian's hilarious and often heartfelt observations on modern life, love and everything in between. From a guide to breaking up with your hairdresser to entering the fifties-zone, the joys of her nail varnish museum to singing her way through insomnia, Marian will have you laughing with delight and gasping with recognition throughout - because at the end of the day, each and every one of us is clearly making it up as we go along.

Vagabond - Wandering Through Africa On Faith (Paperback): Lerato Mogoatlhe Vagabond - Wandering Through Africa On Faith (Paperback)
Lerato Mogoatlhe 1
R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

“Sometime in November 2007 while working as an entertainment and lifestyle journalist, a job that had seen me party and hang out with local and international stars, including John Legend, I realised that I was over my life in South Africa. My job was fab and my life should have been great but it wasn’t because who cares if you get to pose with Beyonc? I had had enough of writing about people living their wildest dreams. It was time to see what the story of my life would be. I had always had wanderlust, especially for Africa. And so I made the decision to leave South Africa, an urgent need that consumed me and almost drove me to a point of insanity. I planned to spend three months in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Togo and Benin.”

When Lerato Mogoathle left South Africa for a planned three-month break to West Africa little did she know that those three months would turn into five years.

Vagabond is her hilarious and honest account of her five years of living as a drifter in Africa. In between the borders, foreign architecture and interesting new ways of life, Mogoatlhe found passion, love, laughter and heartbreak. On these pages you will find capsules of time spent in 21 countries in five regions of Africa. You will be regaled by the tales of how she tries to worm herself into hotels when she has no money because of unpaid invoices back home. You will be mortified and proud of how she navigates herself out of difficult situations like being misread by a man who tries to force himself on her.

Mogoatlhe’s book is a travel memoir driven by the belief that whatever else Africa is, it is first and foremost a home. It is punctuated with a deep urge to know the continent differently.

Modern Romance (Paperback): Aziz Ansari Modern Romance (Paperback)
Aziz Ansari 3
R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) Ships in 8 - 13 working days

This is a hilarious, eye-opening tour of the new romantic landscape, from one of America's sharpest comic voices and one of its leading sociologists.

In the old days, most people would find a decent person who lived in their village or neighbourhood, and after deciding they weren't a murderer, get married and have kids - all by the age of 22. Now we spend years of our lives searching for our perfect soul mate and, thanks to dating apps, mobile phones and social media, we have more romantic options than ever before in human history. Yet we also have to confront strange new dilemmas, such as what to think when someone is too busy to reply to a text but has time to post a photo of their breakfast on Instagram. And if we have so many more options, why aren't people any less frustrated? For years, American comedian Aziz Ansari has been aiming his comic insight at dating and relationships, and in Modern Romance, he teams up with award-winning sociologist Eric Klinenberg to investigate love in the age of technology. They enlisted some of the world's leading social scientists, conducted hundreds of interviews, analyzed the behavioural data, and researched dating cultures from Tokyo to Buenos Aires to New York City.

The result is an unforgettable picture of modern love, combining Ansari's irreverent humour with cutting-edge social science.

What The Fact - 100s Of Useful Facts Everyone Wants To Know (Paperback): What The Fact - 100s Of Useful Facts Everyone Wants To Know (Paperback)
R245 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R34 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

WTF ...What the fact...What is the ghostly story behind the Uniondale hitchhiker? Which American president liked to skinny-dip in the Potomac River? Who is the only South African club 27 member? What is the length of the smallest mammal in the world? What is the height of the tallest building in Africa? What is the only South African invention that has been to the moon? What is the cockroach hall of fame? Which airport has the largest terminal in the world? Who is the highest paid sportsman in South Africa? Which gang in Paris uses a vacuum cleaner to rob supermarkets? What is the lowest temperature ever recorded in the world? Which ingredients are used to make smileys, criadillas and casu marzu? What is a 'Sowetan toilet'? Find the answers to these questions and read about many other fascinating, bizarre and astounding facts while broadening your general knowledge about South Africa and the world. Stunning photos, colourful and hugely interesting info graphics, graphs, illustrations and maps, as well as amazing facts and figures, make this the quintessential book for your collection.

Madam & Eve: Send In The Clowns (Paperback): Stephen Francis, Ricorico Madam & Eve: Send In The Clowns (Paperback)
Stephen Francis, Ricorico
R175 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R24 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

They’re back, and better than ever!

This year sees the release of the twenty-second Madam & Eve, and it is another winner from this sharp and witty creative team.

Featuring the humour South Africans have come to know and love, this Madam & Eve promises to be a laugh a minute, and it is sure to be a family favourite and welcome addition to any bookshelf.

Best White And Other Anxious Delusions (Paperback): Rebecca Davis Best White And Other Anxious Delusions (Paperback)
Rebecca Davis 7
R250 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R35 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Rebecca Davis has been described as one of the funniest writers in South Africa today. Her razor-sharp wit combines with her acute powers of observation to produce social and political commentary that will have you in stitches even as it informs and provokes you to think seriously about the topics she discusses.

In Best White And Other Anxious Delusions, Davis offers advice on life's tricky issues; discusses the perils of being a 'Best white'; laments the fact that society does not have a universally adopted form of greeting, such as the high-five; explores the intricacies of social media and internet dating; considers the future of reading and tackles a range of controversial topics in between.

Scone With The Wind - Cakes and Bakes with a Literary Twist (Hardcover): Miss Victoria Sponge Scone With The Wind - Cakes and Bakes with a Literary Twist (Hardcover)
Miss Victoria Sponge 1
R332 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R55 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bake your way through the classics from Jane Eclair to Tart of Darkness, Banana Karenina and On the Rocky Road, Flapjack and the Beanstalk, Nineteen-eighty Petit Fours and many more! The most novel way to get to grips with the classics, Scone with the Wind features 75 delicious literary inspired recipes. Arranged by genre, enjoy biscuits and cakes, puddings and pies from romance and comedy through to horror and science fiction, and discover fun, edible versions of your favourite books. Includes witty introductions and amusing illustrations throughout, baking essentials and themed menus for book clubs, parties and afternoon teas. The ultimate treat for book (and cake) lovers! Recipes include: Breakfast at Tiffins, Whoopie Pies and Prejudice, Key Lime and Punishment, Captain Corelli's Madeleines, To Kill a Battenberg, Finnegan's Cake, Vanity Fairy Cakes, Middlemarshmallows, Eton Mess of the D'Urbervilles, Life of Pecan Pie, Alone in Berliner, Lord of the Mille-feuilles, The War of the Viennese Whirls, James and the Giant Peach Cobbler, Much Ado About Muffins, The Cherry Pie Orchard, Scone with the Wind and more!

So You're Having A Teenager - An A-Z Of Adolescence From Argumentative To Zits (Paperback): Sarah McDonald, Cathy Wilcox So You're Having A Teenager - An A-Z Of Adolescence From Argumentative To Zits (Paperback)
Sarah McDonald, Cathy Wilcox
R220 R160 Discovery Miles 1 600 Save R60 (27%) Pre-order

So, you’re having a teenager? Congratulations/commiserations.

Worried about drugs? We recommend Valium, wine and HRT. Happy you survived the toddler tantrums? Let us introduce you to the eye roll, the cold shoulder and the incoherent mumble.

On the bright side, you’ve reduced your need for Google – your adolescent is now able to frequently correct, hector and lecture you with their strong opinion on everything. And if you feel tired, you’re not imagining it. Teen years are like dog years: for every year your teen ages, you age seven. You need a survival guide for the testing times ahead.

Friends, next-door neighbours and fellow mums of teens Sarah Macdonald and Cathy Wilcox have lived through it all and produced this straight-talking, not entirely sarcastic, informative guide to what for many parents are the most challenging – but interesting and exciting – years in the role.

From A is for Argumentative, Awkward and Angst, to Z is for Zits and Zzzzzs.

Dwarsklap - Skakerings Van Swart In Die Nuwe Suid-Afrika (Afrikaans, Paperback): Piet Matipa Dwarsklap - Skakerings Van Swart In Die Nuwe Suid-Afrika (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Piet Matipa 3
R190 R152 Discovery Miles 1 520 Save R38 (20%) Ships in 8 - 13 working days

Piet Matipa is jonk, swart, gay en Afrikaans. Sy rubrieke in Beeld is baie gewild omdat dit aan ’n sonderlinge lewensuitkyk uitdrukking gee. Hy praat vanuit ’n perspektief wat jy nie sommer in Suid-Afrika kry nie. Sy siening van die wreld is gevorm deur interessante bestemmings waar sy lewenspad aangedoen het. As skolier aan Horskool Waterkloof en student aan die Pukke het Piet uitgeblink. Sy skryftande is geslyp as joernalis in Beeld se misdaadkantoor en as sepieskrywer vir 7de Laan , waar hy steeds werksaam is. Nie sleg vir iemand wat in ’n kinderhuis grootgeword het nie!

Afrikaans het sy l op ’n unieke manier in Piet se mond gekry. En vir n ding deins hy nie terug nie: dit is om sy mond verby te praat. In Dwarsklap laat Piet hom uit oor aangeleenthede wat alle Suid-Afrikaners raak. Misdaad en taxi-bestuurders is groot klippe in die skoen. Wenke oor gewigsverlies word gegee, en ook hoe om ’n ontkleedanser by ’n henneparty te kry. En oor liefdesavonture kan jy vir Piet min vertel, veral wanneer sosiale media betrokke is.

’n Hoogs vermaaklike boek wat die donkerte van die lewe in ligte skakerings laat glim.

Grown Ups - The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller 2020 (Paperback): Marian Keyes Grown Ups - The Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller 2020 (Paperback)
Marian Keyes
R215 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R43 (20%) In stock

PRE-ORDER NOW: THE BRAND-NEW BOOK FROM MARIAN KEYES, THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE BREAK AND THE WOMAN WHO STOLE MY LIFE 'SUCH a treat. Like reading the cleverest cream cake of words' Caitlin Moran MEET JESSIE, CARA AND NELL. Married to brothers Johnny, Ed and Liam Casey. Three very different women tied to three very different men. Every family occasion is a party - until the day the secrets spill out. PLAYTIME IS OVER. BUT WHERE ARE THE GROWN-UPS? Praise for Marian Keyes: 'Mercilessly funny' The Times 'Clever, hilarious, poignant' Sunday Times 'Wildly funny, romantic and nearly impossible to put down' Daily Mail 'Guaranteed to make me laugh on the very first page' Liane Moriarty 'Everything this woman touches turns to comic gold' Cosmopolitan

Winnie-the-Pooh: Gloom & Doom for Pessimists (Hardcover): A.A. Milne Winnie-the-Pooh: Gloom & Doom for Pessimists (Hardcover)
A.A. Milne; Illustrated by E.H. Shepard 1
R200 R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Save R45 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Piglet explained to Tigger that he mustn't mind what Eeyore said because he was always gloomy; and Eeyore explained to Piglet that, on the contrary, he was feeling particularly cheerful this morning. Eeyore is one of Winnie-the-Pooh's most deep-thinking friends and his thoughts usually turn to the gloomy side of things. If you have a similarly cynical friend or relation, or indeed if you, yourself, view life as a glass half empty, then this collection of pessimistic contemplations is just for you. It is part of a brand-new range of Winnie-the-Pooh gift books for adults - a beautifully presented range of four books to collect and enjoy! Also available in the Now We Are Grown Up Winnie-the-Pooh gift book series: Winnie-the-Pooh: Doubt & Disquiet for Worriers 9781405291972 Winnie-the-Pooh: Deep Thoughts & Ponderings for the Wise 9781405291965 Winnie-the-Pooh: Little Somethings & Smackerels for Food Lovers 9781405291958

Twenty Dinosaurs at Bedtime (PB) (Paperback): Mark Sperring Twenty Dinosaurs at Bedtime (PB) (Paperback)
Mark Sperring; Illustrated by Tim Budgen
R181 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R30 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mixing dinosaurs, counting and bedtime, children will love this brilliantly fun picture book with a shiny foiled cover! Once upon a bedtime, these children could not sleep, so their helpful mums and daddies said that they should count some sheep. Though children think that sheep are nice, there's something they like more, so instead of counting lots of sheep, they counted DINOSAURS! What's the best way to help little ones fall asleep? Introduce them to super cute dinosaurs, of course! And with stomping, laughing and mischievous dinosaurs on every page, and a fun story showing children how to count from one to twenty, this book is set to become every child's new favourite. The perfect picture book for all children, especially dinosaur-loving ones! Helps children learn how to count from one to twenty Brilliantly fun story and beautiful, full-colour illustrations Helps children wind-down to bedtime The perfect picture book to encourage children to love counting as much as they love dinosaurs!

Funny You Should Ask ... - Your Questions Answered by the QI Elves (Paperback, Main): QI Elves Funny You Should Ask ... - Your Questions Answered by the QI Elves (Paperback, Main)
QI Elves
R235 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R38 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The perfect gift for all those big and little kids in your life who ask 'why...?'. With an introduction from Zoe Ball.

The QI Elves are the brains behind the enduringly popular BBC TV panel show QI.

Every Wednesday the Elves appear on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show where they answer the ponderings and wonderings of BBC Radio 2's most inquisitive listeners.

Dive into this splendid collection of listeners' unusual questions and some unexpected answers that are sure to make your head spin on topics ranging from goosebumps to grapefruit, pizza to pirates and everything in-between. Generously sprinkled with extra facts and questions from the Elves, Funny You Should Ask . . . is essential reading for the incurably curious.

How much water would you need to put out the Sun?
If spiders can walk on the ceiling, why can't they get out of the bath?
Why do dads make such bad jokes?
Why does red mean 'stop' and green mean 'go'?
Can I dig a tunnel to the other side of the Earth?
How do plant seeds know which way is up?
Can you fill up a black hole?
Who popularised the recorder, and where can I get hold of them?

For more from the team behind QI, visit qi.com. You can also follow QI's fact-filled Twitter account @qikipedia and listen to their weekly podcast at nosuchthingasafish.com

For more mind-boggling nuggets of wisdom check out the QI FACTS SERIES

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