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The Goods: Volume 1

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Staff Pick

An activity book from the irreverent folks at McSweeney's that will delight children of all ages and make adults laugh out loud too? Yes, please. Hilarious, thoroughly entertaining, and genuinely useful, The Goods is the perfect gift for smart kids (and their smart parents).
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Publisher Comments:

A compilation of fun for readers of all ages, created by McSweeney's.

Prepare to be entertained (and informed) by the award-winning McSweeney's team. Featuring some of children's literature's best-known and loved authors and illustrators, this book offers unremitting amusement in a literary funfair of games, puzzles, comics, and other diversions. Thoughtfully conceived and visually unsurpassable, The Goods will captivate adults and children alike.

Review:

"As an ode to/sendup of 'kids' corner' newspaper features, McSweeney's began publishing its own syndicated collection of puzzles, games, and teasers in 2011, with all the irreverent, cross-generational humor one would expect from such a project. Forty-four entries are collected in this book, with contributions from Kevin Cornell, Carson Ellis, Jon Klassen, Adam Rex, and many more. Mazes, 'spot the difference' games, and connect-the-dots are common; many recurring elements are laugh-out-loud funny. Jon Scieszka offers an occasional science 'korner' (step one for making a prehistoric fossil: 'Place a large, dead animal at the bottom of the ocean'), and a 'Cook with Your Face' segment presents bite-size recipes for 'mouthshakes' and 'salsa de la boca' ('Chew thoroughly, until ingredients are fully mixed'). From newly minted words and dress-up Rasputin dolls to internal organ trading cards, it's more than enough to keep hipster parents and their kids entertained. Ages 8–up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Mac Barnett is a New York Times bestselling author of books for children, including Extra Yarn, which won a 2013 Caldecott Honor. Brian McMullen is the award-winning senior art director and a senior editor at McSweeney's, the independent publishing company founded by Dave Eggers. Together, they created The Goods.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780763668945
Subtitle:
Volume 1
Author:
McSweeney's
Publisher:
Big Picture Press
Subject:
Games & Activities - General
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20131008
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10.98 x 10.63 x 0.51 in 1.605 lb

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Product details 96 pages Big Picture Press - English 9780763668945 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

An activity book from the irreverent folks at McSweeney's that will delight children of all ages and make adults laugh out loud too? Yes, please. Hilarious, thoroughly entertaining, and genuinely useful, The Goods is the perfect gift for smart kids (and their smart parents).

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "As an ode to/sendup of 'kids' corner' newspaper features, McSweeney's began publishing its own syndicated collection of puzzles, games, and teasers in 2011, with all the irreverent, cross-generational humor one would expect from such a project. Forty-four entries are collected in this book, with contributions from Kevin Cornell, Carson Ellis, Jon Klassen, Adam Rex, and many more. Mazes, 'spot the difference' games, and connect-the-dots are common; many recurring elements are laugh-out-loud funny. Jon Scieszka offers an occasional science 'korner' (step one for making a prehistoric fossil: 'Place a large, dead animal at the bottom of the ocean'), and a 'Cook with Your Face' segment presents bite-size recipes for 'mouthshakes' and 'salsa de la boca' ('Chew thoroughly, until ingredients are fully mixed'). From newly minted words and dress-up Rasputin dolls to internal organ trading cards, it's more than enough to keep hipster parents and their kids entertained. Ages 8–up." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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