Here is the third installment in a series of reference books, all written by Dr and Mr Doris Haggis on Whey, a team of highly energized and deeply focused scientists with over sixty seven combined years of experience at their command, including six months spent lifting awkwardly sized boxes.Animals of the Ocean advances many heretofore unexplored discoveries and opinions, including squid dating dos and don ts, why squid are not at all able to watch television in black and white, the ways in which people who don t know any better might think fish are not animals, the long term effects of salt water on musical theater, and also the adventure of Gunther.Animals of the Ocean, in Particular the Giant Squid comes with a foil stamped and leather inspired cover Its pages are full color and illustrated without reserve This book does not contain a warning label, but if it did, it would advise readers to enjoy its pages only in small and furtive doses, such as while waiting your turn at tetherball....
|Title||:||Animals of the Ocean: In Particular the Giant Squid (The Haggis-On-Whey World of Unbelievable Brilliance)|
|Publisher||:||McSweeney s November 28, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||64 pages|
|File Size||:||663 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Animals of the Ocean: In Particular the Giant Squid (The Haggis-On-Whey World of Unbelievable Brilliance) Reviews
This book was incredibly disappointing... I bought as a present for my son's birthday, since he loves giant squid books and stories. However, it was probably my fault that I failed to realize that this book has absolutely no real connection to giant squid, or any science-related subjects, and instead is a very odd, poorly conceived "satirical" book. I can't even properly categorize this thing. This was a big waste of money and as soon as I realized my mistake, I returned it for a refund. Save your money! Don't be deceived!
This, the third of the Haggis-on-Whey books that I have read, contains many interesting facts about giant squids and other marine life such as barracudas, which not only have film directorial aspirations, but also are largely conversant in Spanish and Catalan (some also speak German.) These are facts that are hard to unearth outside the Haggis-on-Whey volumes (this is Volume 3, Number 164 of 307 in the series) which are fortunately extremely comprehensive, dealing not only with the larger marine science issues one would expect from such a volume ("The Mid-Atlantic Grey Shark's Guide to Installing Floor Tile," and "What Kind of Music Do Giant Squids Listen to While Traveling by Train?"), but also detailing related topics such as "How Recycling Works in Utah," and "How Bread is Made."
I think the reviewer that rated this book with one star lacks the absurdist humour necessary to appreciate this book. This is a perfect book for adults with a nostalgic soft-spot for the 1970s adventure books of their childhood and a irreverent brand of humour. Children will enjoy the silly, imaginative playfulness of the book-- without catching on to the classic informative children's book format that the book spoofs. From its matte pages to the mock-encyclopedia hard cover, from the 70s style illustrations to the "one-of-these-things-just-doesnt-belong-here" mock-educational exercizes, the book is a clever satire of the stiff scientific format past children's educational books. The imaginary authors, Dr. Doris Haggis-on-whey and Benny, are brilliant as the cold, clamy scientists. I think this book is also very much in the same vein as the film "the Life Aquatic". SO, how you felt about that film might also be similar to how you feel about this book. I don't give it a full 5 star rating because some of the absurdist humour in the book is random and nonsensical instead of witty, thoughtful humour.
As good as Giraffes, giraffes.
This is a fun conversation starter of a book. No doubt it will leave any youngster who peeks inside scratching her head, but grown-ups and those with quirky taste will certainly get a kick out of it. I especially like the "Am I Being Eaten?" chart!
Another hysterical and adorable Dr Doris book!
We first read the Giraffe book and found it to be so silly and almost profound. The undersea version of their science is just as funny. Our older son, in college, went out and ordered the Brain book. Plain old silliness.
I bought this for my future brother in law. He saw the humor and loved it...especially the giraffe bits with the spaceships.