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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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This is a non-fiction Christmas bestseller. "Just My Type" is not just a font book, but a book of stories. It is: about how Helvetica and Comic Sans took over the world; about why Barack Obama opted for Gotham, while Amy Winehouse found her soul in 30s Art Deco; about the great originators of type, from Baskerville to Zapf, o... read more

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The Imperfectionists is a novel about the peculiar people who write and read an international newspaper based in Rome: from the obituary reporter who will do anything to avoid work, to the dog-obsessed publisher who seems less interested in his struggling newspaper than in his magnificent basset hound, Schopenhauer. While the... read more

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Irresistibly titled and attractively packaged, this book will pique the interest of even the most difficult-to-please Kiwi male, with anecdotes and fascinating historic events to mark every day of the year. Illustrating the heroic, quirky, funny and inventive nature of Kiwi men, these stories will help us appreciate our men a... read more

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"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

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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

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A handful of wranglers are needed to control an exotic lobster pet. A helicopter parent navigates the treacherous edge of a bowl of cereal, clutching her children. A pastry chef throws his fellow bakers under the bus, taking all the credit for a gargantuan pile of macaroons. In a mix of playfulness and dry political and socia... read more

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There is a young fellow named Mick Who's adapted the old limerick To cover, with mirth The whole history of Earth And what made its characters tick. There Was An Old Geezer Called Caesar is 100 lively and humorous limericks that take us back to before the beginning of time itself and right up until yesterday evening when you ... read more

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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.

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Some might say there's nothing funny about scrums, cauliflower ears and the sin bin. Rugby Wit begs to differ. Bulging with wit, this book brings you hundreds of rugby-related quotes that range from the hilarious to the philosophical. Whether you know your league from your union or you think a hooker is a scantily-clad lady o... read more

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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

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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!

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This is a wildly funny satire of book culture written by a former bookseller with a story to tell. Two holidaymakers die of a mysterious condition while on holiday in Corfu, piquing neurologist Lauren Manning's interest. She investigates, finding help in the unlikely form of Richard Liggett: independent bookshop owner, avant ... read more

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From the unique perspective of David Sedaris comes a new book of essays taking his readers on a bizarre and stimulating world tour. From the perils of French dentistry to the eating habits of the Australian kookaburra, from the squat-style toilets of Beijing to the particular wilderness of a North Carolina Costco, we learn ab... read more

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