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What a Laugh! Heaps More Kids' Jokes from Puffin, Adams, Phillip; Newell, Patrice
1 Adams, Phillip; Newell, Patrice What a Laugh! Heaps More Kids' Jokes from Puffin
Australia Puffin 2001 0141311711 / 9780141311715 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo terry denton 
138 pages. What do you call a donkey with three legs? A wonkey. How do ghosts like their eggs? Terror-fried. What does a triceratops sit on? Its tricerabottom. What did the priest say when he saw mosquitoes in the church? Let us spray. Find out what happens when two bedbugs fall in love, and why the boy ate his homework. What a Laugh! is full of hundreds more side-splitting jokes and riddles to share with your family and friends. If you loved What a Joke! and What a Giggle!, you'll want to grab a copy of What a Laugh! straight away. 
Price: 7.00 AUD
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Mrs Jolly's Joke Shop, Ahlberg, Allan
2 Ahlberg, Allan Mrs Jolly's Joke Shop
United Kingdom Puffin 1998 0140323473 / 9780140323474 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Colin McNaughton 
22 colour illustrated pages. Mrs. Jolly, who runs a shop that sells jokes along with red noses, silly hats, and all sorts of props for practical jokes, doesn't let anything spoil her good humor, not even a flood. The Jolly family love jokes and they know how to keep laughing, even when life gets tricky. 
Price: 7.00 AUD
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Another Bloody Sport Book, Andrews, Malcolm; Byrell, John; Crook, Frank
3 Andrews, Malcolm; Byrell, John; Crook, Frank Another Bloody Sport Book
Australia ABC 1997 0733306063 / 9780733306068 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
217 pages. Thereís a whole cricket bag of things in here that set it apart from all those buck-a-dozen, predictable, inevitable biographies about footballers and cricketers, lady horse trainers and athletes. Or those snail- speed, picky code histories and record books. In this collection of stories you can ?nd a bucketful of stuff you never knew about. Another Bloody Sports Book contains dead-set outright proof positive thatíll squash some of sportís most cherished moments and skewer some of its big names. And it does it all with a big wide grin. In order to come by this kind of highly con?dential and revealing gear itís handy to have the services of a trio of knockabouts like Malcolm Andrews, John Byrell and Frank Crook whoíve witnessed more mix-ups, muck-ups and biff-ups than Tiger Woods has records. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Selby's Side-Splitting Joke Book, Ball, Duncan
4 Ball, Duncan Selby's Side-Splitting Joke Book
Australia Angus & Robertson 2002 0207198535 / 9780207198533 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo Allan Stomann 
150 pages. If you thought the Selby Joke Book was funny ... then you will love Selby's Side Splitting Joke Book.Selby, the only talking dog in Australia, and perhaps the world, has collected another bunch of hilariously humorous jokes, riddles, knock knocks and insults to tickle your funny bone and set you giggling and snorting so much you might just split your sides. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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My Career Behind the Iron Curtain, Barry, Andrew
5 Barry, Andrew My Career Behind the Iron Curtain
Australia Veta Pub 2004 0975139800 / 9780975139806 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
162 pages. Was life fun behind the Iron Curtain? It certainly wasnít! Yet Andrew Barry looks back in time, from a distance, and finds the entertaining side of Working under a totalitarian regime. You Will encounter quirky characters such as Blade, the Communist Party Secretary, the sexy Union Rep, the drunk Minister, the corrupt Manager of the Government Store, the retrained Aristocrat and others oddly shaped by the system. ANDREW BARRY is a Hungarian-born Aussie who arrived in Sydney in 1956 after the failed Hungarian Revolution. This was his first book published after completing a post graduate course in Cognitive Science at the University of NSW - a black comedy about his early engineering years in a totalitarian system. It was launched in June 2004 at Woollahra Library, in Sydney. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Gucci Kangaroo & other Australian urban Legends, Bishop, Amanda
6 Bishop, Amanda The Gucci Kangaroo & other Australian urban Legends
Australia The Australasian Publishing Company 1988 0900882506 / 9780900882500 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
110 pages with urban legends, fables for adults, Amanda Bishop collects a score of tales and stunts - however improbable. Well dressed kangaroos, A random breath testing units and of course crocodiles in the sewers all have one very important thing in common. All those stories which supposedly happened to a friend of an uncle of the person who told you arenít true - none of them. Amanda Bishop retells dozens of Australian urban legends - modern fables for adults, and explains why we are all so keen to believe stories which may be improbable, but are de?nitely very funny, like how a bunch of trendies were ripped off by an elegantly larcenous kangaroo. But be warned, that absolutely true story you heard last week might just be in this book. Readers love to believe them. "The Gucci kangaroo" may ring a bell with many people: the stories really did happen or did they? 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Fair Dinkum Teaching and Learning: Reflections on Literacy and Power, Boomer, Garth
7 Boomer, Garth Fair Dinkum Teaching and Learning: Reflections on Literacy and Power
U.S.A. Boynton/Cook Pub 1985 0867091398 / 9780867091397 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
204 pages. A collection of fourteen articles written over the period 1974-1984 by the past President of the Australian Association for the Teaching of English. From a variety of perspectives, the author expounds with insight, forthrightness, and humor his major themes: the power of intention, the importance of practical theories, the value of personal investigations, the shaping power of contexts and structures, the struggle between habit and creation, and importance of action and reflection. This book is addressed particularly to teachers-practicing or prospective-who, like Garth Boomer, are addicted to learning more about the art and science of English teaching, who want to see themselves as reflective students of their own understandings and behaviors, as "action researchers" in their own classrooms. Contents: Introduction. l. Piggy Nick - Thatís a Good Word. ll. Where Has the Eye Gone in Schools? lll. Tell Me a Story: An Experiment in Language Development. lV. Becoming the Reader over One's Own Shoulder. V. Writing Fair Dinkum in the Primary School. Vl. Some Thoughts on Programming for the Language Arts. Vll. Oracy in Australian Schools (or Doing What Comes Naturally). Vlll. A Parent's Guide to Literacy. IX. Literacy: Where Should Australia Be Heading? X. Addressing the Problem of Elsewhereness: A Case for Action Research in Schools. Xl. Towards a Model of the Composing Process in Writing. Xll. The Literacy Machine: Towards a Universal Program for Literacy. Xlll. Zen and the Art of Computing. XlV. The Wisdom of the Antipodes: What's Working for Literacy in Australia. Ex lib. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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No Tern Unstoned: Musings at Breakfast, Bowden, Tim
8 Bowden, Tim No Tern Unstoned: Musings at Breakfast
Australia ABC Books 2004 0733314449 / 9780733314445 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo Geoff Hook 
232 pages including b/w cartoons. Tim Bowden is a larrikin. I want to alert you to the threat posed to this endangered species. There used to be a serious tradition of it at the ABC. Nowadays larrikinism gets pretty short shrift. Yet like Canute, Bowden stands against the tide. I think the secret lies in laughter. Tim Bowden makes me laugh. Out loud. You can't ask for better therapy than that.- Peter Thompson, Radio National Breakfast When Peter Thompson asked Tim Bowden to contribute a whimsical talk to close the breakfast program at the end of each week, Tim asked what he had in mind. "Oh, anything you like," he was told. So Tim's topics range widely, through pet hates like over-loud music in restaurants and pubs, to beach fishing, bad poetry, vexatious letters, demented pigeons, management jargon and communications. (Bowden's grandfather once owned a wooden telephone.)With considerable hilarity, irreverence, a zest for life and talented story-telling zeal, No Tern Unstonedis a wonderfully entertaining collection of Tim Bowden's wry observations of the world around him, past and present. Tim Bowden, AM, is an author, radio and television broadcaster and producer, and oral historian. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Wit's Dictionary, Bowles, Colin
9 Bowles, Colin The Wit's Dictionary
Australia Angus & Robertson 1985 0207149402 / 9780207149405 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo Peter Townsend 
73 pages including b/w illustrations. With The Witís Dictionary the English language will never seem the same again. Wise, witty and incomparably entertaining, it goes beyond the ordinary meanings of words, and provides a whole new insight into language and the human race. Loser (n.) an innocent bystander who gets killed after a battle by an unexploded shell and then has his name spelled wrongly in the newspapers. (orig.) Drunk (adj.) feeling sophisticated but being unable to pronounce it. (anon.) Middle age (n.) when you are sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isnít for you. (Qgden Nash) Baby (n.) an alimentary canal with a loud voice at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. (Elizabeth Adamson) Erotic (adj.) using a feather as a sex aid. Kinky is when you use the whole duck. (anon.) From the cautionary and sharp to the daft and hilarious, this mixture of original, anonymous and famous definitions is a source of endless delight. 
Price: 7.00 AUD
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Dear Editor: The Collected Letters of Oscar Brittle, Brittle, Oscar
10 Brittle, Oscar Dear Editor: The Collected Letters of Oscar Brittle
Australia University of New South Wales Press 2009 1742230113 / 9781742230115 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
178 indexed pages. To newspaper correspondents, he is 'living in the past'; an 'arrogant toff' who needs 'a drink...poured over his head'. To some editors, who don't have time for his 'exploits', he is too 'opinionated' or 'divisive', while others 'don't know what to make of it'. He is a man of letters, of pedigree, of unimpeachable integrity, of ideas. No issue is beyond his octopus-like intellectual grasp, be it global warming, teenage sex, nut allergies, pole dancing, corporal punishment, the perils of pesto..."Oscar Brittle" is the creation of Glenn Fowler, Christopher Smyth and Gareth Malone. In an eighteen month campaign to wrest control of the debates in the nation's newspapers and magazines from the wishy-washies and the weaklings, Oscar Brittle became (arguably) the most significant and powerful contributor to public debate in contemporary Australia. This book is a collection of published letters and their originals, published replies from various correspondents, email exchanges between Oscar and editors, as well as the rejected letters, all interspersed with gorgeous illustrations throughout. This is a book that is not easily forgotten. Once you've read "Brittle", you will never read letters pages in the same way again. The authors are still be pinching themselves that the whole ruse came off. It couldn't be funnier. Oscar Brittleisa pseudonym for a trio of Australian humorists: Glenn Fowler, Gareth Malone, andChristopher Smyth. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Any Guru Will Do: A Modern Man's Search for Meaning, Brown, Philip L.
11 Brown, Philip L. Any Guru Will Do: A Modern Man's Search for Meaning
Australia Univ of Queensland Pr 2006 0702235423 / 9780702235429 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
204 pages. A humorous look at a usually lofty and intimidating topic the meaning of life this book documents one man's uphill journey to enlightenment. Explaining the attractions (and pitfalls) of a pick-and-choose approach, the discussion covers Eastern and Western beliefs, all the while elucidating their practices through personal anecdotes. An attack of existentialism, a dogged attempt to discover God through poetry, a doomed holiday at a health farm, and time spent at a ritual Egyptian dance workshop are some of the instructive stories offered, complete with such odd characters as a saffron-turbaned Dadaji, the poet Les Murray, and a Catholic priest who stops taking the author's calls. Phil Brown's life has been one long existential crisis. His path to enlightenment has been uphill - think of climbing Everest with a colonic irrigation or two along the way. Join Phil as he searches for meaning in the most unlikely places. Phil's journey begins inauspiciously when he is carted out of a health farm on a stretcher - good food and vigorous exercise apparently weren't a clever idea for a man with a stomach ulcer and a fear of vegans. Once back from the emergency ward, Phil gingerly dips his toes into a variety of experiences, from speaking in tongues to a ritual Egyptian dance workshop, not to mention meaning-of-life seminars and meditation. With a cast of curious characters including Guru Bubba John, Les Murray and a dial-a-clairvoyant, not to mention Phil himself, this hilarious book will have you doubled up with laughter. Settle yourself into the lotus position, grab a cup of peppermint tea, and enjoy the ride. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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Birds of a Feather: Tails of the Hawk & Peacock, Charlton, Rob & Betty
12 Charlton, Rob & Betty Birds of a Feather: Tails of the Hawk & Peacock
Australia Rigby Pub 1983 0727018841 / 9780727018847 1st Edition Soft Cover Good Small 12mo John Draper 
Unpaginated Oblong format. 80 pages chiefly illustrated with Australian political cartoons by John Draper and humorous commentary by Rob and Betty Charlton: Greater Large-Mouthed HAWK - Primo Ministerium Laborious - talking to Great Double-Breasted PEACOCK - Prima Dona Liberalis. There is a crease in the back cover and a light stain in the front one. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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The Jade Peony, Choy, Wayson
13 Choy, Wayson The Jade Peony
Australia Penguin 1998 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
238 pages. Chinatown, Vancouver, of the early 194Os provides the backdrop for this fresh, uplifting, award-winning first novel, told through the reminiscences of the three young children of an immigrant Chinese family. Jook-Liang is the "useless girl" of the family, who dreams of becoming Shirley Temple and escaping the rigid, old ways of China. Jung-Sum is the adopted middle son who triumphs over loss and prejudice through boxing, and soon finds himself grappling with a bewildering sexual attraction. Lastly, Sekky - the sickly youngest child - surprises the entire family by teaching them how to mourn, and how to go on living. Finally, there are the secrets and magic of two respected elders: Old Wong, "The Monkey King, " whose past returns to threaten his present and Poh-Poh, or Grandmother, who is the heart and pillar of the family. Side by side, her three grandchildren survive hardships and heartbreaks with grit and humor, discovering a new land without forgetting their common ground. Wayson Choy is the author of two novels and two memoirs. He was born and grew up in Vancouver's Chinatown, and now lives in Toronto. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Behind the lines: the year's best political cartoons 2012 / Year's best political cartoons 2012, Cleary, Tania; Katauskas, Fiona
14 Cleary, Tania; Katauskas, Fiona Behind the lines: the year's best political cartoons 2012 / Year's best political cartoons 2012
Australia National Museum of Australia Press 2012 1921953144 / 9781921953149 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
Oblong format. 111 pages. A celebration of Australian political cartooning. Relive the major events of the year including the implementation of the carbon tax, the ongoing debate over asylum seekers, the state of the economy and the challenge of governing with a hung parliament. Witty, wise and often sceptical, the cartoons presented in Behind the Lines are always a captivating reflection on the past 12 months of Australian politics. "Behind the lines" is a travelling exhibition developed by the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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God Doesn't Believe in Atheists: Proof That the Atheist Doesn't Exist, Comfort, Ray
15 Comfort, Ray God Doesn't Believe in Atheists: Proof That the Atheist Doesn't Exist
U.S.A. Bridge-Logos Publishers 2002 0882709224 / 9780882709222 Religion - Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
191 pages, This book proves to atheists that they don't exist, reveals to agnostics their true motives, and strengthens the faith of the believers. This book answers questions such as Who made God? and Where did Cain get his wife? The book uses humor, reason, and logic to send a powerful message. Here are some reactions from atheists who read the book. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Here's Looking at You Kid!, Cue, Kerry
16 Cue, Kerry Here's Looking at You Kid!
Australia HarperCollins Religious 1995 1863714456 / 9781863714457 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
152 pages including illustrations on how to get on with the mind-blogging task of being an awesome adolescent. For senior primary and junior secondary school students. 
Price: 12.50 AUD
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Life on a G-string: An uproariously unreliable guide to Glamour, Cue, Kerry
17 Cue, Kerry Life on a G-string: An uproariously unreliable guide to Glamour
Australia Penguin 1991 0140158219 / 9780140158212 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
200 pages. Humorous look at the vagaries of modern fashion, with advice on staying in style while minimising bodily hazards. Other books by the author include 'Born to Whinge', 'Worser Homes and Gardens' and 'My Ratbag Relations'. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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You Must Be Skidding!, Davis, Tony
18 Davis, Tony You Must Be Skidding!
Australia Random House 2007 1741661676 / 9781741661675 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
xii + 132 pages including b/w illustrations, adapted from Lemon and Extra lemon! Cars, cars and more cars! Who thought it was a good idea to call a car Gremlin, or Cedric or Touring Bruce? Which will fly first: the Moller Skycar or the pig? Hear about the floating car that sank? Hear about the show car so ugly the company had to promise they'd never build another that looked anything like it? And then there was the fridge company that decided to make a cara Whether it's a car with two, three or six wheels, has a motor scooter engine or a nuclear reactor, the most stupid name or the most dodgy design, You Must Be Skidding will tell you all you need to know about the losers of the car world. For primary school aged children. Creases in the cover and in some pages. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The World's Best Scottish Jokes, Des MacHale
19 Des MacHale The World's Best Scottish Jokes
Australia Angus & Robertson 1988 0207158053 / 9780207158056 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo Graham Thompson 
96 pages. From kilts, haggis and whisky to Jock's legendary thriftness, this is a collection of jokes with a Scottish theme. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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The Australian Childrens Joke Book, Dillon, Heath & Ainslie
20 Dillon, Heath & Ainslie The Australian Childrens Joke Book
Australia Angus & Robertson 1987 0207145687 / 9780207145681 Reprint Soft Cover Good Large 16mo Cook, Patrick 
94 pages with jokes compiled by Heath and Ainslie Dillon from jokes sent in by children throughout Australia. 
Price: 10.50 AUD
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