Books

Curses and Blessings

BTG brings his trademark witty and engaging style to Curses and Blessings For All Occasions, the perfect humorous gift book that can lend itself to any circumstance or event.

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Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

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Clearly, cats have their place in this world. But when all the fur has settled, the one enduring truth is this: dogs want love, cats want fish. Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats delivers a hilarious, highly original and surprisingly moving account of our most faithful of friends, and in so doing holds friendship itself up to the light to brighten the heart of every reader. Featuring the stunning photography of Rachael Hale.

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The Blue Day Book

bluebookThe Blue Day Book is a wonderful collection of amusing, poignant animal photos and inspirational text designed to lift the spirits of anyone who’s got the blues. No one will be able to read it without smiling – it’s guaranteed.

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The Blue Day Book for kids

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Perfect for those downer days when your child needs a pick-me-up. The deceptively simple, imaginative story line reflects a child’s sensibility about the symptoms, causes and cures for those times when he or she is feeling tired, grumpy, left out, or thinking that nothing ever goes to plan. A literary umbrella to help kids laugh off the unexpected rain life can shower on them.

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Dear Mom

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Sometimes it’s hard to find the right words to tell Mom just how you feel. How can you adequately thank her for all her selfless acts of love and tireless devotion? Dear Mom will help children of all ages (especially those who call themselves grown-ups) express those special thoughts and feelings in tenderly honest words and pictures. A poignant tribute to mothers everywhere.

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Looking for Mr. Right

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Every woman’s been there, and some have been there again and again. Women from all walks of life ask: “Why is a good man so hard to find?” Looking for Mr. Right has the raw objectivity, brutal honesty and deep insight into the male psyche (after all, the author is the enemy) to provide a credible answer: “Hey, maybe there aren’t any!”

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The Meaning of Life

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It’s an age-old question that has stumped the great minds of history: What is the meaning of life? In his hilarious and uplifting way, BTG finally provides the answer: Figure out what you love to do and do it.

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The Incredible Truth About Mothers

incredibletruthaboutmothersThe Incredible Truth About Mothers covers the many stops and starts children make on their journey to adulthood and describes how a devoted mother is both teacher and student. A moving yet often side-splitting homage to mothers everywhere.

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Tomorrow

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Tomorrow ponders a very big question. How do we stay sane in a world of change, conflict and confusion? BTG encourages readers to maintain their footing and optimism, even when the very ground seems to shift beneath their soles. You cannot read this little book without feeling more secure in this mad world of ours – and without laughing out loud.

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The Book for People Who Do Too Much

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“Hard work never killed anybody”. But BTG wants us to know when enough is enough. Hilarious and excruciatingly perceptive, The book for people who do too much reminds us that, in fact, hard work has killed a whole bunch of people. It has also caused premature aging, baldness and explosive indigestion.

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Friends to the End

friendstotheendThey can be exasperating, sometimes embarrassing and more often than not late. But where would you be without those funny, loyal people we call friends? Friends to the End captures the essence of true friendship, expressing in simple words and engaging images what most of us feel, but very few say.

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Friends to the End for kids

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Watching children befriend one another carries lessons for us all. They quickly step outside of themselves, give one another a chance, invest everything in the moment, and trade hugs at the earliest possible opportunity. Such is the stuff of true friendship, as related in Friends to the End for kids. The perfect keepsake to help kids celebrate the magic of friendship.

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Dear Dad

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Sure, his idea of high fashion might be a paisley shirt and a safari suit. His jokes might be bad, his cooking worse, and his attachment to the couch and remote bordering on the obsessive. But hey, hasn’t he always been there for you, picking you up, dusting you off and setting you straight? Dear Dad is a warm, affectionate tribute to the one man who never lets you down (at least in the big things of life).

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The Simple Truth About Love

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The Simple Truth About Love celebrates the most universal constant of them all. With typical humour and candour, BTG explores the many pitfalls, challenges and triumphs that are encountered along the road to emotional fulfillment. A must for anyone who’s in love, or still waiting for love to come to town.

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A Teaspoon of Courage

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Even though life comes with more ups than downs, the downs will still be there. The only way to face them is with courage. Not bluff, not bravado, not overstarched underwear, but true courage. In A Teaspoon of Courage, BTG uses his hilarious head-on style to show you how to summon your braver self and press on with life.

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A Teaspoon of Courage for kids

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A Teaspoon of Courage for kids delivers just the right pick me-up to kids facing troubled times – those moments of despair when they’d rather crawl back under the covers than face the world. BTG acknowledges the universality of fear, loss, heartache and anxiety, whether it’s from dealing with a bully, moving to a new town, or taking a trip to the dentist.

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Dieting Causes Brain Damage

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You don’t need a PhD, millions of dollars, a plastic surgeon, a library of expensive fad diet books, or a Day-Glo Lycra bodysuit to get into shape. Dieting Causes Brain Damage is the perfect book for anyone who would like to be in better shape and could use a few laughs along the way – a uniquely refreshing guide to looking, feeling and living well that is free from false promises, tasteless recipes and leg warmers.

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Every Day is Christmas

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“The meaning of Christmas is to give of yourself – to open up the joy in your heart and share it generously. If you do this properly, then every day will feel like Christmas.”

In Every Day is Christmas, BTG encourages readers to keep the Christmas spirit alive year-round. An uplifting antidote to gift-wrapping rage, mall meltdowns, hard-to-please-and stay-too-long-in-law-itis, and other seasonal joys and jeers.

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Thank You for Being You

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For the person who shows you how to “get around those accursed fish forks” or the one who always remembers birthdays, here is the thank-you letter you always wanted to write, wished you’d sent, or forgot to mail. Thank You for Being You is guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of the people who matter most – your parents, friends, siblings, co-workers, loved ones…

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I’m Sorry….My Bad!

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“I’ve wanted to apologise for what seems an eternity. What I did was so thoughtless – worse than eating the center out of all the Oreo cookies in the world.”
I’m Sorry….My Bad! is the ode for the remorseful and morose. This little book is the gentlest, most appealing, most irresistible way to say I’m sorry to anyone – be it your spouse, parents, friends, brothers and sisters, or children.

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Priceless

pricelessA simple, poetic narrative that is inspiring and at times amusing, accompanied by stunning photographs by renowned wildlife photographer Mitsuaki Iwago. Priceless showcases the earth’s magnificent and diverse animal inventory. It highlights species, once plentiful but now scarce – some tragically close to extinction – and encourages the reader to do something about it.

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Poems by Young Australians 2003

anthology5This anthology of winning and commended poems from the inaugural Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize, chaired by BTG, is both a delight and a revelation, showcasing the remarkable talent of poets aged 8 to 18. A collection to share and enjoy.

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Poems by Young Australians Vol 2

anthology2Australia’s best young poets express their love of life and nature, their hopes and fears, their sorrows and joys in this inspirational second volume of Poems by Young Australians. Included are all the winning and commended works from the 2004 Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize, Australia’s leading prize for young poets.

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Poems by Young Australians Vol 3

anthology3The winning and commended poets from the 2005 Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize (TFPP) showcase their amazing talents in this third volume of Poems by Young Australians. The TFPP seeks to inspire a love of nature and poetry. When the two come together the results are spectacular, as this volume clearly demonstrates.

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Poems by Young Australians Vol 4

anthology4Poems for all moods, tastes and occasions, however curious, melancholic or euphoric. Exquisitely moving, hilariously absurd, at all times brilliant.

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Poems by Young Australians Vol 5

anthology5Australia’s most gifted young poets return to delight, move, challenge and amuse. Poems by Young Australians Vol 5 presents an outstanding collection of award-winning and commended poems from the 2007 Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize.

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Poems by Young Australians Vol 6

anthology6Australia’s best and brightest young poets again serve up their unblemished hearts for your enjoyment. Poems by Young Australians Vol 6 launches a new talent, and heralds a new voice, on every page. Bright and witty, powerfully beautifully and darkly delicious, here is a potent dose to startle the eyes, twist tongues with laughter, and fluff up the cerebral lobes.

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