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How it Works: The Husband

Jason Hazeley (and others)

The handy guide to the HUSBAND makes the PERFECT GIFT for any long-suffering wife or prospective bride to give to their beloved husband.
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'The wife likes to read romantic fiction. The books are a fantasy and an escape for her.

The husband does not waste his time on silly stories. He likes to read books about things that really happened and tales of real men.

Reading these will be invaluable if he ever has to land on the moon or be in the S.A.S. or help manage the England football team.'

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'The husband likes to do simple repairs, like changing the washer on a tap.

Afterwards he likes to talk at great length about what a struggle it was, and will want to be treated as if he has invented a machine that turns farts into gold.'

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This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

'Hilarious' Stylist

The Ladybird Book of Dating

Jason Hazeley (and others)

THE PERFECT GIFT for the lonely, the deluded and the desperate.
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It is Barney and Leigh's wedding day. They have certainly come a long way from their first date.

They have learned to supress their personalities and pretend they want the same things, so they will be able to put up with each other for several years.

Everyone is happy for them.

Their story is over.
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Marcus and Fiona have had three dates.

Fiona knows this means she will either end up spending the rest of her life with Marcus, or eventually have to break up with him, horribly.

Both of these ideas are terrifying to Fiona.

Tomorrow Fiona will fake her own death and join Cirque du Soleil.

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This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

'Hilarious' Stylist

Other new titles for Autumn 2017:
How it Works: The Brother
How it Works: The Sister
The Ladybird Book of the Ex
The Ladybird Book of the Nerd
The Ladybird Book of the New You
The Ladybird Book of Balls
The Ladybird Book of the Big Night Out
The Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night In
People at Work: The Rock Star

Previous titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series:
How it Works: The Husband
How it Works: The Wife
How it Works: The Mum
How it Works: The Dad
The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis
The Ladybird Book of the Hangover
The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness
The Ladybird Book of the Shed
The Ladybird Book of Dating
The Ladybird Book of the Hipster
How it Works: The Student
How it Works: The Cat
How it Works: The Dog
How it Works: The Grandparent
The Ladybird Book of Red Tape
The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door
The Ladybird Book of the Sickie
The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse
The Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder

The Ladybird Book of the Hipster

Joel Morris (and others)

The PERFECT STOCKING FILLER for the terminally cool.
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This is a hipster.

He is childless, unaccountably wealthy, and always well turned out.

He likes art, porridge,s carves, and anything reclaimed from French factories . . .
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Hipsters like to collect old things that are unfashionable, because that makes them fashionable.

Vintage washing-up bowls are highly prized, because they look neither retro nor valuable, and therefore both.
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This delightful book is part of a Ladybird series specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

Also available:
How it Works: The Husband
How it Works: The Wife
How it Works: The Mum
The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis
The Ladybird Book of the Hangover
The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness
The Ladybird Book of the Shed
The Ladybird Book of Dating
The Ladybird Book of the Hipster

The Ladybird Book of the Shed

Jason Hazeley (and others)

THE PERFECT GIFT for those Dads who spend a little too much time in the shed.
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Using your shed as an office is called shedworking.

Bunny works from his shed. He is a freelance cow-whisperer.

At least, that's what he tells his wife. Bunny is unemployed.

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'Michael and Gwen are looking for the placemats Gwen's mother bought them for Christmas.

'Quick,' says Gwen. 'She will be here in twenty minutes!'

'I bet we hid them in here,' says Michael, closing himself inside the quiet shed.

Michael says he will not give up looking for the mats in the shed, even if it takes him all day.'

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This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

'Hilarious' Stylist

Other new titles for Autumn 2017:
How it Works: The Brother
How it Works: The Sister
The Ladybird Book of the Ex
The Ladybird Book of the Nerd
The Ladybird Book of the New You
The Ladybird Book of Balls
The Ladybird Book of the Big Night Out
The Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night In
People at Work: The Rock Star

Previous titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series:
How it Works: The Husband
How it Works: The Wife
How it Works: The Mum
How it Works: The Dad
The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis
The Ladybird Book of the Hangover
The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness
The Ladybird Book of the Shed
The Ladybird Book of Dating
The Ladybird Book of the Hipster
How it Works: The Student
How it Works: The Cat
How it Works: The Dog
How it Works: The Grandparent
The Ladybird Book of Red Tape
The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door
The Ladybird Book of the Sickie
The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse
The Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder

How it Works: The Wife

Jason Hazeley (and others)

The PERFECT GIFT for your long-suffering wife or prospective bride. Or, for any fool of a husband or seriously deluded groom-to-be who hasn't yet understood what he's signed up for.

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Tina is getting married. It is the best day of her life.

Next year, she will claim that becoming a mother was the best day of her life, but only because she was on some very strong drugs.

Neither is true. The best day of her life was on her eighth birthday, when she got a yellow bike.

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The wife likes surprises.

Her favourite sort is a surprise birthday party.

It is the husband's job to organise this surprise for her, and to keep her informed of every detail about it.

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This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

'Hilarious' Stylist

The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness

Jason Hazeley (and others)

THE PERFECT GIFT for the mindless. (Isn't that right?)
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'Valentine became a Buddhist because he was interested in dharma.

Dharma is a word for cosmic law and order.

Valentine is sad. He thought dharma was a type of curry.'

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'Alison has been staring at this beautiful tree for five hours.

She was meant to be in the office. Tomorrow she will be fired.

In this way, mindfulness will have solved her work-related stress.'
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This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

'Hilarious' Stylist

Other new titles for Autumn 2017:
How it Works: The Brother
How it Works: The Sister
The Ladybird Book of the Ex
The Ladybird Book of the Nerd
The Ladybird Book of the New You
The Ladybird Book of Balls
The Ladybird Book of the Big Night Out
The Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night In
People at Work: The Rock Star

Previous titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series:
How it Works: The Husband
How it Works: The Wife
How it Works: The Mum
How it Works: The Dad
The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis
The Ladybird Book of the Hangover
The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness
The Ladybird Book of the Shed
The Ladybird Book of Dating
The Ladybird Book of the Hipster
How it Works: The Student
How it Works: The Cat
How it Works: The Dog
How it Works: The Grandparent
The Ladybird Book of Red Tape
The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door
The Ladybird Book of the Sickie
The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse
The Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder

The Ladybird Book of the Hangover

Jason Hazeley (and others)

THE PERFECT GIFT for anyone who likes a glass of red. And a double gin. And a vodka shot. And a flaming tequila. And a candy floss caipirinha . . . and a small Bahama Mama.
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'A good hangover should be a total mystery to you. How did this happen? Why do you feel so ill?

Pretend to yourself that you drank less than you did. Insist you stuck to beer, forgetting the champagne at the start of the evening and the round of jalapeno tequilas you did for a bet in that club next to the dual carriageway at 2am.'
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'What a confusing world it can seem with a hangover.

Sit as still as you can. Do not attempt to make any decisions.

Look out of the window. Can you recognise simple shapes or colours? Is there a moon or a sun in the sky? What sort of a name might you have? Where might there be bacon?'
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This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

'Hilarious' Stylist

Other new titles for Autumn 2017:
How it Works: The Brother
How it Works: The Sister
The Ladybird Book of the Ex
The Ladybird Book of the Nerd
The Ladybird Book of the New You
The Ladybird Book of Balls
The Ladybird Book of the Big Night Out
The Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night In
People at Work: The Rock Star

Previous titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series:
How it Works: The Husband
How it Works: The Wife
How it Works: The Mum
How it Works: The Dad
The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis
The Ladybird Book of the Hangover
The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness
The Ladybird Book of the Shed
The Ladybird Book of Dating
The Ladybird Book of the Hipster
How it Works: The Student
How it Works: The Cat
How it Works: The Dog
How it Works: The Grandparent
The Ladybird Book of Red Tape
The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door
The Ladybird Book of the Sickie
The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse
The Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder

The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis

Jason Hazeley (and others)

THE PERFECT GIFT for people who ride their Harleys to work while wearing guyliner and winklepickers, even in freezing temperatures.
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Jason's mid-life crisis started one Sunday morning in B&Q when he spotted a tub of boat varnish.

'I will never own a boat,' he thought to himself.

Jason has never wanted to own a boat. But now, not owning one is all he can think about.'
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'Sally has tried lots of things to make herself feel younger: running, glamping, Pilates, adult colouring books, a 'mummy make-over,' Bikram planking, Platonic irrigation and having an inappropriate relationship with a rangy twenty-something intern called Zeb, who has three beards and a Lego earring.

Sally has given up and is now thinking of joining the National Trust.'
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This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

'Hilarious' Stylist

Other new titles for Autumn 2017:
How it Works: The Brother
How it Works: The Sister
The Ladybird Book of the Ex
The Ladybird Book of the Nerd
The Ladybird Book of the New You
The Ladybird Book of Balls
The Ladybird Book of the Big Night Out
The Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night In
People at Work: The Rock Star

Previous titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series:
How it Works: The Husband
How it Works: The Wife
How it Works: The Mum
How it Works: The Dad
The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis
The Ladybird Book of the Hangover
The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness
The Ladybird Book of the Shed
The Ladybird Book of Dating
The Ladybird Book of the Hipster
How it Works: The Student
How it Works: The Cat
How it Works: The Dog
How it Works: The Grandparent
The Ladybird Book of Red Tape
The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door
The Ladybird Book of the Sickie
The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse
The Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder

How It Works: The Mum

Jason Hazeley (and others)

The PERFECT GIFT for Mum would be to let her take the day off while you do everything for her. Why not get her this book instead?

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This is mum.

A mum has two very important jobs to do. One is to look after her children.

The other is to do everything else as well.

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Now Lyndsay's little boy is at nursery, she is looking for a job.

At this interview, the lady asks Lyndsay all sorts of questions, which Lyndsay has trouble answering because she has the Octonauts theme going round her head.

Lyndsay hopes she is not singing out loud.

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This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

'Hilarious' Stylist

How it Works: The Dad

Jason Hazeley (and others)

The PERFECT GIFT for that superhero, saint, figure of worship or, if none of those apply your plain dear old dad.

'Shawn has set up his own firework display in the garden.

"Those big displays are rubbish," he tells his son. "You can't see a thing."

When Shawn's son has seen the firework, they will go back indoors.

Fireworks are more expensive than Shawn expected.'

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'"What does a hippopotamus eat, dad?' asks Philip

'Children who ask for stuff in the gift shop,' says his dad.

Being a dad is brilliant.'"

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

'Hilarious' Stylist

How it Works: The Student

Jason Hazeley (and others)

The PERFECT GIFT for anyone yet to know the meaning of the words 'hard work'.
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This is a student.

He is leaving home for the first time.

By the time he graduates, he will be grown-up: exhausted, hideously in debt and unable to imagine going to bed sober.
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Reynard has brought everything he needs for his first year.

He unpacks his fancy-dress costumes, his four-way extension leads, his pair of pants and all his didgeridoos.

By doing front, back, inside-out front, inside-out back, and using Febreze and Imodium, he plans to make his pants last until half term.
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This delightful book is part of a series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

Other titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series:
How it Works: The Cat
How it Works: The Dog
How it Works: The Grandparent
The Ladybird Book of the Meeting
The Ladybird Book of Red Tape
The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door
The Ladybird Book of the Sickie
The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse

How it Works: The Husband
How it Works: The Wife
How it Works: The Mum
How it Works: The Dad
The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis
The Ladybird Book of the Hangover
The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness
The Ladybird Book of the Shed
The Ladybird Book of Dating
The Ladybird Book of the Hipster

The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door

Jason Hazeley (and others)

THE PERFECT GIFT for anyone moving house or worried what them next door will get up to next . . .

'Logan is reporting his next-door neighbour to the police again.

This time, it's for using a hairdryer before 8am. Last time, it was for trespass by blossom.

'You again,' says the duty sergeant, and gets the forms.
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'Rachel and Robert's neighbour Mrs Vavasour has complained to the council about their hedge, their cat and the colour of their front door.

The morning after Rachel left her hair straighteners plugged in, Mrs Vavasour complains to the council that she was kept awake by a bright, flickering orange light and the sound of exploding wood.'

This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

'Hilarious' Stylist

The Ladybird Book of Red Tape

Jason Hazeley (and others)

THE PERFECT GIFT for unshakable rule abiding colleagues.
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'Your call is important to us,' says the lady on the help-line.

The call is important because it is currently making the company 48p per minute.'
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'Sam has forgotten her password so she cannot access her e-mail account.

She can reset her password using a memorable name, but she has forgotten her memorable name too, so the account locks.

Sam automatically receives a link so she can reset her password.

It is sent to her e-mail account.'
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This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

'Hilarious' Stylist

Other new titles for Autumn 2017:
How it Works: The Brother
How it Works: The Sister
The Ladybird Book of the Ex
The Ladybird Book of the Nerd
The Ladybird Book of the New You
The Ladybird Book of Balls
The Ladybird Book of the Big Night Out
The Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night In
People at Work: The Rock Star

Previous titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series:
How it Works: The Husband
How it Works: The Wife
How it Works: The Mum
How it Works: The Dad
The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis
The Ladybird Book of the Hangover
The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness
The Ladybird Book of the Shed
The Ladybird Book of Dating
The Ladybird Book of the Hipster
How it Works: The Student
How it Works: The Cat
How it Works: The Dog
How it Works: The Grandparent
The Ladybird Book of Red Tape
The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door
The Ladybird Book of the Sickie
The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse
The Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder

The Ladybird Book of the Meeting

Jason Hazeley (and others)

THE PERFECT GIFT for the department.
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'People at work spend a lot of the day in meetings.

Meetings are important because they give everyone a chance to talk about work.

Which is easier than doing it.'
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'Rudd attends meetings remotely from his home office.

He has three telephones, two Swiss desk intercoms, a fax machine and a wall-mounted theremin.

Sometimes nobody speaks to him for days.'
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This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

'Hilarious' Stylist


Other new titles for Autumn 2017:
How it Works: The Brother
How it Works: The Sister
The Ladybird Book of the Ex
The Ladybird Book of the Nerd
The Ladybird Book of the New You
The Ladybird Book of Balls
The Ladybird Book of the Big Night Out
The Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night In
People at Work: The Rock Star

Previous titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series:
How it Works: The Husband
How it Works: The Wife
How it Works: The Mum
How it Works: The Dad
The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis
The Ladybird Book of the Hangover
The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness
The Ladybird Book of the Shed
The Ladybird Book of Dating
The Ladybird Book of the Hipster
How it Works: The Student
How it Works: The Cat
How it Works: The Dog
How it Works: The Grandparent
The Ladybird Book of Red Tape
The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door
The Ladybird Book of the Sickie
The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse
The Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder

How it Works: The Cat

Jason Hazeley (and others)

THE PERFECT GIFT for those who value elegance, affection, cold hearted killing and expensive, clawed to death furniture.
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'A pet can be great fun.

Cats are warm and fluffy, like cuddly toys, and their owners give them lots of time and affection.

And, just like cuddly toys, they do very little in return.'
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'Over thousands of years, we have developed a special relationship with the animals that share our homes.

Dogs have evolved to serve many sorts of human needs.

And humans have evolved to serve many sorts of cat food.'
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This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

'Hilarious' Stylist

Other new titles for Autumn 2017:
How it Works: The Brother
How it Works: The Sister
The Ladybird Book of the Ex
The Ladybird Book of the Nerd
The Ladybird Book of the New You
The Ladybird Book of Balls
The Ladybird Book of the Big Night Out
The Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night In
People at Work: The Rock Star

Previous titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series:
How it Works: The Husband
How it Works: The Wife
How it Works: The Mum
How it Works: The Dad
The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis
The Ladybird Book of the Hangover
The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness
The Ladybird Book of the Shed
The Ladybird Book of Dating
The Ladybird Book of the Hipster
How it Works: The Student
How it Works: The Cat
How it Works: The Dog
How it Works: The Grandparent
The Ladybird Book of Red Tape
The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door
The Ladybird Book of the Sickie
The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse
The Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder

The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse

Jason Hazeley (and others)

THE PERFECT GIFT for those who know that the end of the world is approaching . . .
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'Lara has constructed her own home-made flame-thrower.

The flame-thrower has turned the walking corpses into burning walking corpses. Now everything they touch catches fire.

'This did not happen with the cricket bat,' thinks Lara'
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'Some people say civilisation after a zombie apocalypse will go back to The Stone Age.

Nobody tidies up or collects the bins. The electricity keeps going off. There are dead bodies piled up in the streets.

It is actually more like the 1970s.'
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This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

'Hilarious' Stylist

Other new titles for Autumn 2016:
How it Works: The Student
How it Works: The Cat
How it Works: The Dog
How it Works: The Grandparent
The Ladybird Book of the Meeting
The Ladybird Book of Red Tape
The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door
The Ladybird Book of the Sickie

Previous titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series:
How it Works: The Husband
How it Works: The Wife
How it Works: The Mum
How it Works: The Dad
The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis
The Ladybird Book of the Hangover
The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness
The Ladybird Book of the Shed
The Ladybird Book of Dating
The Ladybird Book of the Hipster

The Ladybird Book of the Sickie

Jason Hazeley (and others)

THE PERFECT GIFT for hardworking colleagues, who like to pull sickies.
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'Lawrence and Ben are enjoying a bout of imaginary food poisoning.

Food poisoning is always good because it's over quickly and nobody likes to hear stories about toilets.'
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'When Jesse gets home from a very big party, he phones his manager and leaves a message. Now he does not have to get up early to call in sick.

'Calling the office at 3:07am is exactly what someone with a real cold would do,' Jesse thinks to himself as he falls asleep on his stairs with a kebab for a pillow.'
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This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

'Hilarious' Stylist

Other new titles for Autumn 2017:
How it Works: The Brother
How it Works: The Sister
The Ladybird Book of the Ex
The Ladybird Book of the Nerd
The Ladybird Book of the New You
The Ladybird Book of Balls
The Ladybird Book of the Big Night Out
The Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night In
People at Work: The Rock Star

Previous titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series:
How it Works: The Husband
How it Works: The Wife
How it Works: The Mum
How it Works: The Dad
The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis
The Ladybird Book of the Hangover
The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness
The Ladybird Book of the Shed
The Ladybird Book of Dating
The Ladybird Book of the Hipster
How it Works: The Student
How it Works: The Cat
How it Works: The Dog
How it Works: The Grandparent
The Ladybird Book of Red Tape
The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door
The Ladybird Book of the Sickie
The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse
The Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder

How it Works: The Dog

Jason Hazeley (and others)

THE PERFECT GIFT for people who value friendship, uncompromising love, dribble, chewed up furniture and miles and miles of walking to go to the toilet.
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'The dog is often called a man's best friend.

Dogs are reliable, loyal and loving, like all best friends.

They also smell like a bobble hat full of corned beef that has been left on a parcel shelf of a locked car for a fortnight during a hot spell. But there are some things you don't mention to a best friend.'
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'Once a week, Patsy vacuums up all the dog hair in her house.

When she has finished the sofa she will do the carpets, inside the oven, in the powder tray of the washing machine, between the pages of the book she is reading, and behind the wallpaper.

'How did it get there?' laughs Patsy while coughing up a hair-ball.'
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This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

'Hilarious' Stylist

Other new titles for Autumn 2017:
How it Works: The Brother
How it Works: The Sister
The Ladybird Book of the Ex
The Ladybird Book of the Nerd
The Ladybird Book of the New You
The Ladybird Book of Balls
The Ladybird Book of the Big Night Out
The Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night In
People at Work: The Rock Star

Previous titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series:
How it Works: The Husband
How it Works: The Wife
How it Works: The Mum
How it Works: The Dad
The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis
The Ladybird Book of the Hangover
The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness
The Ladybird Book of the Shed
The Ladybird Book of Dating
The Ladybird Book of the Hipster
How it Works: The Student
How it Works: The Cat
How it Works: The Dog
How it Works: The Grandparent
The Ladybird Book of Red Tape
The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door
The Ladybird Book of the Sickie
The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse
The Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder

How it Works: The Grandparent

Jason Hazeley (and others)

The PERFECT GIFT for that special grandparent you know so well and love with all your heart but whom you haven't got a clue what to get her for a present. Not a bloody clue.
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Grandparents are versatile.

They are babysitters, weather forecasters, mother's helpers, sweet collectors, child-minders, knitwear suppliers, au pairs, curators of G-plan furniture and providers of day-care for the under twelves.

Retirement is an exhausting job.
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Grandparents spend a lot of time in the garden making everything tidy and pretty, so they have something tidy and pretty to look at while they are doing the gardening

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This delightful book is part of the Ladybird series specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

Other titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series:
How it Works: The Student
How it Works: The Cat
How it Works: The Dog
The Ladybird Book of the Meeting
The Ladybird Book of Red Tape
The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door
The Ladybird Book of the Sickie
The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse

How it Works: The Husband
How it Works: The Wife
How it Works: The Mum
How it Works: The Dad
The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis
The Ladybird Book of the Hangover
The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness
The Ladybird Book of the Shed
The Ladybird Book of Dating
The Ladybird Book of the Hipster

The Ladybird Book of Boxing Day

Jason Hazeley (and others)

THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER for anyone who spends Christmas Day counting the minutes until the Boxing Day sales start.
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'There are two important days at Christmas.

There is Christmas Day, when everyone is jolly and hungry and very pleased to see each other.

And there is Boxing Day'
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'Jonathan and Oriane have gone for a Boxing Day walk with Transformers the dog.

Walking is healthy. It will help them digest their dinner.

And by the time they get home, Jonathan's father might have finished being racist and fallen asleep in his liquorice allsorts.'
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This delightful book is the latest in the series of Ladybird books which have been specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them.

The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text.

'Hilarious' Stylist


Other new titles for Autumn 2017:
How it Works: The Brother
How it Works: The Sister
The Ladybird Book of the Ex
The Ladybird Book of the Nerd
The Ladybird Book of the New You
The Ladybird Book of Balls
The Ladybird Book of the Big Night Out
The Ladybird Book of the Quiet Night In
People at Work: The Rock Star

Previous titles in the Ladybirds for Grown Ups series:
How it Works: The Husband
How it Works: The Wife
How it Works: The Mum
How it Works: The Dad
The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis
The Ladybird Book of the Hangover
The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness
The Ladybird Book of the Shed
The Ladybird Book of Dating
The Ladybird Book of the Hipster
How it Works: The Student
How it Works: The Cat
How it Works: The Dog
How it Works: The Grandparent
The Ladybird Book of Red Tape
The Ladybird Book of the People Next Door
The Ladybird Book of the Sickie
The Ladybird Book of the Zombie Apocalypse
The Ladybird Book of the Do-Gooder