For almost 40 years, Murray Ball's 'Footrot Flats' has ruled New Zealand's comic strip roost. In fact, Dog - the central character in the Footrot Flats cartoon strips - has been voted New Zealand's best-loved fictional character. Now fans can enjoy 'Luv from Dog' a companion edition to the hugely popular 'Wisdom of Dog'. ... read more
Music depresses me. Dancing distresses me. Everything turns out wrong. That's why, the whole day long, I feel so gloomy. Inspired by Ludwig Bechstein's nineteenth-century poem, Axel Scheffler has created a set of delightfully dark depictions of misanthropic misery. Julia Donaldson, Axel's collaborator on "The Gruffalo", has p... read more
Personalised number plates are inspired by many factors. Many desire to stand out from the crowd, make a statement and reflect something of their owners' personalities. Others are just rude, crude and offensive, which is why they're rejected. Written by Steve Bedwell, who loves his cars and could not help but write a witty g... read more
The Cockerel: A noisy little cockerel Would sing at break of day: Dogs would bark, kids would cry From bloody miles away. Folk signed a petition To say it wasn’t proper; The cockerel said “Hey get a life! I’m Bantam of the Opera”. A collection of “Nice and Naughty” rhymes each illustrated w... read more
Following the success of the first volume of The Little Things, not surprisingly comes More Little Things! Written by Matt Lawrey and drawn by Peter Lole, The Little Things is the most successful cartoon to come out of New Zealand in many years, and this book is a second collection from the popular daily newspaper feature of ... read more
In this third collection of over 60 comics, you'll be treated to the hilarity of "Dear Sriracha Rooster Sauce," "The Crap We Put Up with Getting On and Off an Airplane," "Why Captain Higgins Is My Favorite Parasitic Flatworm," "This Is How I Feel about Buying Apps," "What it Means When You Say Literally," "7 Things You Really... read more
This is the diet you've been waiting for. A deliberate and shameless ploy to expand a few waistlines, The Fatkin's Diet features outrageous recipes from award-winning comedian Rhys Mathewson. With total disregard for his own health, Rhys re-interprets Kiwi favourites for a hungry audience – fish 'n' chips pizza, anyone?... read more
Mrs Brown's Family Handbook, the first and only official book from Brendan O'Carroll's brilliant comic creation, is filled with useful advice and gives us a unique look into the lives of the Brown family. Millions of us have wondered how Agnes Brown does it. Keeping her end up while seven grown-up children tear about the feck... read more
The Crowd Goes Wild: Year in Sport is Andrew Mulligan and Mark Richardson's tongue-in-cheek, opinionated, irreverent but well-informed take on the previous year's sporting events, fallouts and dramas. Featuring humorous summaries, anecdotes and controversies, quizzes, classic quotes, 'awards', bloopers and cartoons, it's the ... read more
The Little Things is a cartoon created by parents for parents, which sympathises, commiserates and celebrates with mums and dads everywhere.
Launched in 2010 The Little Things is the most successful new cartoon to have come out of New Zealand in many years, and despite slashed budgets and shrinking readerships it has be... read more
Matt Lawrey & Peter Lole
When was the last time anyone launched an internationally successful cartoon from New Zealand?
The Little Things, written by Matt Lawrey and drawn by Peter Lole, is published in newspapers in New Zealand, Australia, the UK, and is no... read more
"Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops" was a "Sunday Times" bestseller, and could be found displayed on bookshop counters up and down the country. The response to the book from booksellers all over the world has been one of heartfelt agreement: it would appear that customers are saying bizarre things all over the place - f... read more
When his teacher sets the class a History project, Sam cannot decide which bit of History he prefers, so decides to do All Of It. His version of History is a rumbustious collection of half-remembered facts, assembled roughly in the right order, and glued together with alarmingly confident misunderstanding. And yet, in his ha... read more
Whether or not you can tell your dibbly-dobblies from your nurdles, this marvellous offering is bound to bowl you over. Crammed full of hilarious quotations from cricket capers worldwide, it's the perfect all-rounder for any fan of the gentleman's game.
You may never now become a rock star or regain the waist size you had at 18. You have taken a sudden interest in bleeding your radiators and figuring out the best route by road to anywhere in the country. On the bright side, you can feel smug that you have better grammar than a university student and don't have to dig out you... read more
Your life may now consist of sleeping during sex instead of after it and going to more funerals than weddings. On the bright side, you can get away with making no effort whatsoever to lose weight. And all those charities you gave to - it's payback time!
This is the very best of James Thurber's hilarious short stories and essays, to tie-in with the major new film starring Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig. Walter Mitty is an ordinary man living an ordinary life. But he has dreams - vivid, extraordinary day dreams - in which the life he leads is one of excitement and even adventure... read more
These ingenious interviews will amuse, provoke and delight. Veering from the intensely serious to the wildly silly, Dead Interviews grants writers the chance to sit down with their heroes and flex their cerebral muscles, or simply indulge in some bookish gossip with a deceased icon. Pitch-perfect mimesis meets razor sharp lit... read more