A bubble bath, some time to relax…and this book to enjoy. Here is the ultimate Ode de Toilette.
Picture a tub brimming with sweet-smelling bubbles. At the far end of the bath peek your outstretched toes—painted a vibrant, diva-worthy red. For the moment, amazingly, you’ve got nothing to do and nowhere to go and all is calm. Now, you only need one thing to make this a perfect soak—and we’ve got it: a really, really good book to amuse, astonish, and leave you a little more enlightened when you emerge from this soothing sanctuary. Enter The Bathtub Reader.
With its elegant cover, and pages that glisten like bubbles, this is the complete powder room primer, full of fun factoids, astonishing anecdotes, and miscellaneous musings certain to delight the most inquiring female mind. Journey back into history to discover ancient beauty rituals, centuries-old courtship customs, and the stories behind your favorite fashion finds. Learn about the women who left their own unique stamp on the world, and glean little-known facts about today’s hottest celebs. Even devour a whole chapter on food without gaining an ounce!
So go ahead, sit back, and soak it in.
Pub Date: September 2008 $14.95 (Canada $15.95) PB-Trade Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60433-010-6 320 pages (all in color) 5-1⁄2 x 7-3⁄4 Lifestyle/Gift Books Carton Quantity: 24
Not all boyfriends come dating-ready—so give your guy a little basic training with these humorous flash cards! They make it so easy to teach him those all-important relationship dos-and-don’ts: on one side’s an icon that captures the card’s subject, and on the other is advice on how to handle the problem. And they cover the essentials in a way he’ll instantly grasp, from putting the toilet seat down to opening doors to (gasp!) handing over the remote control. And the harder to deal with issues are included too—like his annoying friends. Give him guidance on what’s appropriate conversation (telling you how great you look, for example), acceptable mannerisms, and proper dress. In no time at all, he’ll wow your family, friends, co-workers...and YOU.
Available Now $14.95 (Canada $19.95) Paperback with Gift Set ISBN: 978-1-933662-61-9 32 pages (all in color) 4-5⁄8 x 7-1⁄4 Gift, Humor & Relationships Carton Quantity: 18
Let’s face it—when men say “I do” they really mean: “You’ll do… the laundry, food shopping, and definitely the dishes.” But here’s good news to gladden the heart of every fiancée and wife: the My-T-Smart™ Flash Card system can transform your tiger into the purring pussycat you’ve always wanted. All the cards are color-coded for easy use—from green for “simple” to gold for “advanced level,” and red for “remedial” if they slack off.
The subjects covered range from punctuality and grooming to complements and flattery to anniversaries and boys’ night out. Plus, there’s a Husband Training SAT (Spousal Attentiveness Test) at the end to check how well he’s learned his lessons. It’s the perfect gift for bridal showers and new brides: let the training begin!
Pub Date: September 2008 $14.95 (Canada $15.95) Paperback with Gift Set ISBN: 978-1-933662-75-6 32 pages (all in color) 4-5⁄8 x 7-1⁄4 Gift, Humor & Relationships Carton Quantity: 18
Dorothy Kunhardt’s Pat the Bunny is a children’s classic, with millions of copies sold. It’s inspired numerous spin-offs for both kids and adults—but none as wickedly amusing as this clever interactive book! Every wife, girlfriend, and woman who hopes to be one will treasure it, and have endless fun playing with the lift-the-flap, touch-and-feel, pull tabs, and other highly designed elements. It asks such sly questions as “Who wears the pants in the family?”— and women can actively answer by removing the Velcro pants from the male figure and putting it on the female. Or, eager to have hubby say yes to your request? Then just use the tab to make his head nod! Since all men are really little boys at heart, what better way to celebrate (okay — roast) their peccadilloes than with a kids’ book format? Pat the Husband takes amusing aim at the oddities of guys everywhere, making it the perfect gift from girlfriend to girlfriend, as well as for bridal showers and anniversaries. Every wife will recognize the humor in the quirky characteristics played out about “husbands everywhere” — and find a reason every day to sneak a peek and pat!
Pub Date: November 2008 $9.95 (Canada $10.95) HC-PLC Concealed Spiral ISBN: 978-1-60433-014-4 16 pages (all in color) 4-1⁄4 x 5-1⁄4 Lifestyle/Gift Books Carton Quantity: 60
The classic American icon becomes the classic gift set. The paisley red bandanna is as American as apple pie, baseball, and cowboys. But beyond the world of dude ranches and cattle rustling, how does one use this timeless accessory smartly and stylishly? Not only does The Bandanna Book offer 103 ideas ranging from function to fashion, it comes in a unique and fun package that includes the bandanna itself. That means fans can get creative immediately. Tie it on to spiff up puppy’s appearance, wear it as a blindfold, turn it into an eye-catching luggage tag, or employ it as the ultimate diaper cover for baby! From instant pot holder to beer caddy, camera lens cleaner to gift wrapping, it’s amazing how versatile this colorful cloth can be.
Available Now $14.95 (Canada $17.95) Paperback with Gift Set ISBN: 978-1-933662-81-7 128 pages, and a 21” x 21” 100% Cotton Bandanna 5 x 7-2⁄5 Gift/Fashion/Humor Carton quantity: 30
Remember these words from The Godfather Part Two: “Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer”? This entertaining collection features the wisdom of both real-life and cinematic mobsters, from Bugsy Siegel to the Corleones. Packed with wiseguy insights into business, management, and life — plus plenty of photos — this is one of the most handsomely designed, exciting compendiums compiled in years.
Pub Date: October 2008 $12.95 (Canada $13.95) HC-Padded PLC ISBN: 978-1-60433-046-5 96 pages (all in color) 6 x 6 Lifestyle \ Gift Books Carton quantity: 40
Do aliens exist? And did their spaceships land on our farms and plains, flattening crops and burning large circles into the earth? Maybe your answer is yes, or maybe you just want to believe — but either way, you can create your own paranormal
phenomenon right at home, thanks to this easy-to-use kit. It contains a 48-page booklet, a desktop growing tray, growing medium, seeds, and five crop circle templates.
Just place the growing medium and the seeds in the custom tray, and before you can say “Beam me up, Scotty,” you’ll have your own crop circle! Check out the accompanying book to learn about actual crop circles and authentic patterns you can use — or be daring and create your own. Either way, you can be first in your office to cause a controversy, garner
widespread curiosity, and freak out your colleagues just a little bit.
Available: June 2009 $9.95 (Canada $10.95) Paperback with desktop growing tray, no-mess growing medium, seeds, and 5 crop circle templates ISBN: 978-1-60433-061-8 64 pages 6 x 6 Gift/Kit Carton Quantity: 22