• Ultimate Jokes for Kids: 1000+ Funny Jokes for Children to Help Build Their Vocabulary

    1000+ jokes for kids ages 7-12. Written by an English teacher with a focus on word variance to help children build their vocabulary.Studies show children with a higher vocabulary gain many benefits.• Process new information faster• Have more success at school• Meet new friends and establish better working relationships• Acquire interesting and diverse hobbies• Perform better in sports and businessThis is a bundle of four best-selling joke books: Jokes for Kids, Animal Jokes for Kids, Space Jokes for Kids, and Knock Knock Jokes for Kids.You save 50%!BUY NOW

    • ASIN: B07D47S41G

  • Learn German with Parallel Text - Easy, Funny Stories (German - English) - Bilingual (Volume 1)

    Learning German with parallel text is the most rewarding and effective method to learn a language. Existing vocabulary is refreshed, while new vocabulary is instantly put into practice. The German grammar easily sinks in through our cleverly written and well formatted stories. No dictionary is needed! Recommended for beginners-, intermediate level learners of German and as a refreshers course. It is so easy and enjoyable even absolute beginners with no prior knowledge can start learning. Our eight easy, funny stories contain European culture and characters. The stories have been written to keep the readers attention and are fun to read for you to learn through your motivation.

    • ASIN: 151212172X

  • The Pun Also Rises: How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay M ore Than Some Antics

    A former word pun champion's funny, erudite, and provocative exploration of puns, the people who make them, and this derided wordplay's remarkable impact on history. The pun is commonly dismissed as the lowest form of wit, and punsters are often unpopular for their obsessive wordplay. But such attitudes are relatively recent developments. In The Pun Also Rises, John Pollack-a former World Pun Champion and presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton-explains why such wordplay is significant: It both revolutionized language and played a pivotal role in making the modern world possible. Skillfully weaving together stories and evidence from history, brain science, pop culture, literature, anthropology, and humor, The Pun Also Rises is an authoritative yet playful exploration of a practice that is common, in one form or another, to virtually every language on earth.At once entertaining and educational, this engaging book answers fundamental questions: Just what is a pun, and why do people make them? How did punning impact the development of human language, and how did that drive creativity and progress? And why, after centuries of decline, does the pun still matter?Watch a Video

    • ASIN: B004IYISWQ

  • Dictionary of Cliches: If You Wonder about the Origins of All Those Old Saws--from First Blush to Bite the Dust--You'll Find This Book the Cat's Meow!

    "The best kind of reference book--one that amuses as it instructs. I fell for it hook, line, and sinker."CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALERRIN A NUTSHELL, here's a terrific A TO Z listing of the meanings and origins of over 2,000 common or particularly interesting cliches for everyone who delights in the pleasure of words.

    • Brand: Rogers, James
    • ASIN: 0345338146

  • The Joys of Travel: And Stories That Illuminate Them

    The Joys of Travel: And Stories that Illuminate Them is a collection of Thomas Swick’s personal essays on what he has identified as “the seven joys of travel”: anticipation, movement, break from routine, novelty, discovery, emotional connection and heightened appreciation of home.The Joys of Travel awakens readers to pleasures that, as travelers, they may be taking for granted. It also shows non-travelers what they’ve been missing. It offers tips on how people can get the most out of their trips, as well as the titles of travel classics that will not only prepare them for the places they visit but make those places more meaningful once they get there. And it tells, through memories and stories, the tale of someone who has made a living writing about travel. In fact, the story of Thomas Swick’s life as a traveler neatly parallels the examination of a journey from beginning to end.Before you next trip, be it a family vacation or a backpacking tour of Europe, read The Joys of Travel. It will inspire you to get the most out of your time away from home and to get away more often.

    • ASIN: B01E2XN6GA

  • How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits

    From four stunning and accomplished French women -- at last -- a fresh and spirited take on what it really means to be a Parisienne: how they dress, entertain, have fun and attempt to behave themselves. In short, frisky sections, these Parisian women give you their very original views on style, beauty, culture, attitude and men. The authors--Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret, and Sophie Mas -- unmarried but attached, with children -- have been friends for years. Talented bohemian iconoclasts with careers in the worlds of music, film, fashion and publishing, they are untypically frank and outspoken as they debunk the myths about what it means to be a French woman today. Letting you in on their secrets and flaws, they also make fun of their complicated, often contradictory feelings and behavior. They admit to being snobs, a bit self-centered, unpredictable but not unreliable. Bossy and opinionated, they are also tender and romantic.  You will be taken on a first date, to a party, to some favorite haunts in Paris, to the countryside, and to one of their dinners at home with recipes even you could do -- but to be out with them is to be in for some mischief and surprises. They will tell you how to be mysterious and sensual, look natural, make your boyfriend jealous, and...

    • Brand: Doubleday Books
    • ASIN: 0385538650

  • Now I'm Reading! Level 1: Playful Pals (NIR! Leveled Readers)

    TEACH YOUR CHILD TO READ WHILE HAVING FUN! Simple, patterned stories and strong picture cues help children build essential skills in Level 1 of this award-winning learn-to-read series.The Now I'm Reading! books offer a comprehensive approach that integrates the best of phonics and storytelling to help little ones take the first steps toward independent reading success.In LEVEL 1: PLAYFUL PALS, children learn essential phonics skills while reading humorous stories featuring fun animal heroes. The stories focus on short-vowel words, consonant blends, and early sight words. Each story uses three- and four-letter words to keep the text age-appropriate, and is "just right" for building self-confidence along with skill!Inside this eBook, you'll find:· 10 stories with colorful illustrations and engaging text· "After You Read" extended activity sections· A Parent/Teacher Guide to help you figure out the best ways to use these booksPerfect for ages 4 and up! Level 1 NIR readers focus on short-vowel sounds,simple consonant sounds, and beginning sight words.The concepts and skill progression in the NIR series are aligned to meet Common Core State Standards. This book is Fountas & Pinnell Leveled with a range of D-F; information on individual booklet levels and Lexile Measur...

    • ASIN: B01BRFMQ2Q

  • How to Talk Minnesotan: Revised for the 21st Century

    A revised edition of the hilarious Minnesotan culture guide from a former writer for A Prairie Home CompanionFans of the Minnesota-set movie Fargo will love this uproarious culture guide to all-things Minnesotan. With his dry wit and distinctive voice, Howard Mohr won millions of fans across the country on Garrison Keillor’s radio show A Prairie Home Companion. His popular commercials and ad spots, including one for “Minnesota Language Systems,” became the best of the best of Minnesota humor. Now, Mohr has updated his classic guide, How to Talk Minnesotan, to advise visitors on the use of Twitter and Facebook, cell phone etiquette, and more while in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.“Ranging in flavor from satiric pungency to lunatic lusciousness, this is glorious, uproarious humor. Or as they say in Minnesota, ‘a heckuva deal, you bet.’”—Booklist

    • Brand: Brand: Penguin Books
    • ASIN: 014312269X