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See below for a selection of the latest books from Humour category. Presented with a red border are the Humour books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Humour books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

How to Hold Animals

How to Hold Animals

Author: Toshimitsu Matsuhashi Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Should you hold a mouse by its tail? A grasshopper by its leg? A butterfly by its wing? How do you pick up a prickly hedgehog? A slithering snake? A hissing cat? Most of us don't have nearly enough experience of being around animals. We feel a bit apprehensive when it comes to touching them. Maybe we're scared we'll hurt them, or that they'll hurt us. That is a huge shame, because connecting with animals is a magical life skill that can make you feel at peace and aligned with nature. Luckily, animal photographer and former zookeeper Toshimitsu Matsuhashi is here to give you advice and show you the very best way to care for the animals in our lives, from beetles to hamsters and from chickens to dogs. Fully illustrated with fascinating information (did you know that you should go for the smaller rather than the bigger horn when you pick up a stag beetle?), How To Hold Animals leaves no stone unturned and teaches us all how to be kind to the animals around us.

Don Tillman's Standardised Meal System

Don Tillman's Standardised Meal System

Author: Graeme Simsion Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes

Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes

Author: Jeremy Hardy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

'Well good evening, my name is Jeremy Hardy and I'm a comedian who likes to make wry witty satirical observations about the society we live in -- but I prefer to keep them to myself, thank you very much.' Jeremy Hardy, who died in February 2019, was perhaps the most distinctive and brilliant comedian to arise from the 80s Alternative Comedy circuit. He regularly entertained the millions who heard his outrageous rants on The News Quiz, his legendary singing on Sorry I Haven't a Clue, or his hilarious monologues and sketches on the award-winning Jeremy Hardy Speaks to The Nation and Jeremy Hardy Feels It. Often referred to as 'the comedian's comedian', Jeremy's comedy could be both personal and political, ranging in topics from prison reform to parenting, from British identity to sex. His comedy could be biting, provocative and illuminating, but it could also be surreal, mischievous and, at times, very silly. And while Jeremy's unwavering socialism was a thread that ran throughout his comedy, his greatest skill was that, whatever their political beliefs, Jeremy always brought his audience along with him. Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes is a fitting celebration of this brilliant comedian. With an introduction from Jack Dee and containing material from his stand-up to his radio monologues and political satire to the joyfully silly gems - and curated to encompass everything about Jeremy that fans adored -- Jeremy Hardy Speaks Volumes is wise, daft, outrageous, personal and, above all, very funny: like Jeremy himself. 'Ground-breakingly brilliant, off-the-register funny' JACK DEE 'A one-off. Part genius, part naughty schoolboy' SANDI TOKSVIG 'Unfussy, unshowy, principled, self-deprecating, hugely loved and admired by his fellow comedians and funnier than the lot of us put together' RORY BREMNER

The Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy Saves Christmas

The Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy Saves Christmas

Author: Sam Stall Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

In Flailing at Life, Toby the Tube Guy divulged his surprisingly poignant life advice. Now, fans can read along as Toby returns in his first narrative feature: The Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy Saves Christmas! When Toby stumbles upon a sleepy Midwestern town on Christmas Eve, he's shocked at the state of things: no cheer, no dancing, no joy. The town, he finds out, hasn't been able to get Santa's attention for decades. Toby knows how to stand out, but can he save the day -- and give the townspeople the Christmas they deserve? Flip open this book's fun lenticular cover to find out

Amazing Disgrace A Book About Shame

Amazing Disgrace A Book About Shame

Author: Grace Campbell Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

For as long as she can remember, Grace Campbell has been told that she doesn't suit her name. But being graceful is no fun anyway. Growing up in a world of privilege and politics, she had a lot to feel confident about. But she was also a record-breaker when it came to feeling shame. Shame about sex, shame about rejection, shame about mental health. But over time, and with a 24 carat gold dose of female friendship, Grace has turned shame into a defiant sense of self. At only 26, Grace has got a lot to learn about being an adult, but she's already got a lot to share about being a disgrace, and how she came to be utterly, disgustingly, disgracefully proud of it. It's the book every young woman should read, and every young man should worry about.

BuzzFeed Ultimate Book of Quizzes

BuzzFeed Ultimate Book of Quizzes

Author: Buzzfeed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Since 2006, BuzzFeed has combined technology and creativity to make the most shareable content on the internet, as they've grown into an international and pop culture news organization with reach as wide as any legacy media company. One of BuzzFeed's most well-liked and trending features is their fun and relatable pop culture quizzes. Now for the first time ever, Running Press and BuzzFeed bring you 200 of their most popular quizzes -- including fan favorites and brand-new content -- on a variety of topics millennials care about, including TV and movies, love and relationships, music and entertainment, style, travel, food, astrology/personality, friendship, and more. Also included are twenty Would You Rather? sidebars and 100+ photos, all wrapped up with bright, bold graphics and a full-color design.Some of the quizzes include: What does your favorite fruit say about you? Which Frozen character are you? What classic rom-com is your life? What zodiac sign is perfect for you? Some of the Would You Rather? sidebars include: Would you rather be forced to give up bacon or pizza? Would you rather have the ability to fly or read minds? And more!

Feeling Wacky!

Feeling Wacky!

Author: Gemma Correll Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Whether you're feeling motivated, happy, bent out of shape, or deflated like tube guy, let this journal inspire creativity and contemplation. With quirky quips and facts from Toby the Tube Guy, full-color illustrations by Gemma Correll throughout, and lined, blank, and grid-style pages, it's as fun as it is practical. Don't feel like journaling? You can still enjoy the bonus flipbook-style illustrations in the bottom right corner of the journal -- when the pages are turned rapidly, Toby appears to dance, wave, and flail just like the tube guys you know and love from the used car lot.

The Good Advice Cupcake Motivational Posters

The Good Advice Cupcake Motivational Posters

Author: Kyra Kupetsky, Loryn Brantz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Decorate your home or office with charming posters featuring the Good Advice Cupcake, everyone's favorite sassy, sarcastic baked good. This deluxe paperback includes 12 unique 8' x 10' removable poster designs featuring Cuppy art and funny motivational sayings that are perfect for framing or Washi-taping to your walls.

A Very Merry Dunder Mifflin Christmas

A Very Merry Dunder Mifflin Christmas

Author: Christine Kopaczewski Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2020

Celebrate the holidays the Dunder Mifflin way with this one-of-a-kind Christmas-spectacular handbook filled with recipes, tips, and pranks inspired by one of the most popular comedy series of all time. Season's Greetings from Scranton, Pennsylvania, and your favorite group of Dunder Mifflin misfits. Over the course of seven epic Christmas episodes, The Office delighted audiences everywhere with unconventional, slightly sacrilegious, and seriously funny memories. Each December, ready to blow off a year's worth of pent-up boredom and frustration, the hyped-up holiday party was the ultimate escape from the team's monotonous paper-pushing gigs and the perfect recipe for chaos, love triangles, and prank wars to ensue -- and they did. In A Very Merry Dunder Mifflin Christmas, relive your favorite festive moments -- like when Andy gifted Erin the twelve days of Christmas -- get tips on planning your own seasonal soiree like Angela and Phyllis, host the holidays like the Schrutes, prank your friends like Jim, Pam, and Dwight, and settle in for a round of Yankee Swap. Travel with the ghost of Christmas past to look back at all the ways Michael and his workmates at Dunder Mifflin made the most of their holiday seasons.

Behindfulness For Beginners

Behindfulness For Beginners

Author: Harry B. Hind Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2020

One Hundred Secret Thoughts Cats have about Humans

One Hundred Secret Thoughts Cats have about Humans

Author: Celia Haddon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Adopt a rescue human. They think they are adopting you. Humans that need homes go to special places where cats are kept. These are rescue humans. Humans can't caterwaul - except in the bath or sometimes when they play the piano. They cannot purr. Cat psychologists suggest that this gap in the human vocal repertoire is due to their lack of inner confidence and serenity. Baby humans don't have anyone of their own age to play with, but it doesn't matter as much as it would for a kitten as they are amazingly retarded. Gay tom humans make the best pets. Don't miss Celia Haddon's new book, 100 Ways to Be More Like Your Cat, a guide on how to learn from your cat to lead a better life.

Right, Said Fred

Right, Said Fred

Author: Andrew Flintoff Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

The hilarious and eye-opening new book from one of Britain's best-loved figures.