There's a food chain too. Each flanimal has a funny comment or two about wh When my son was first discovering his love of monsters, comedian and television writer Ricky Gervais was starting a new series of monster books with Flanimals.
Each flanimal has a funny comment or two about what they do or where their name comes from. A lot of those jokes are still going over my son's head. He looks at me strange when I start snickering I read over his shoulder. Nonetheless, there's nothing too racy with the humor. It's pretty sophomoric. Apparently Gervais is now in the process of adapting the books into a film. Jan 12, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: picture-books. This is one of those books that seems like it will be funny.
Then you start reading it and it is just strange. But as you keep going, the continued ridiculousness of it all grows on you. By the end I was laughing and thinking maybe I'll look for more of these. Even though, according to the front flap, "Loads of Flanimals were hurt during the making of this book. Dec 01, Jacob rated it liked it. Not much a narrative in this book as it mostly represents a single monster on each page accompanied by the writer's details of said monster, which range from 2 sentences to a paragraph. The text has Gervais voice and it reads like his guide to Pokemon.
You can almost hear Gervais' voice saying the words out loud and describing things in his British accent as tasting "Brilliant. Sep 13, Scout Collins rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-for-kids. My dad got this for my sister when she was younger and our whole family enjoyed this book!
Cute, creative and sometimes funny, it's an interesting read. Would recommend to boys and girls age 6 and up. Jan 20, Karl rated it it was amazing Shelves: my-first-editions. I picked this book up in a second hand shop, a little surprised because of the name of the Author. It is perhaps the most silly book I have ever "read". Will cheer a person up if they have five minutes to spare and are in a silly mood.
Oct 11, Tess North rated it really liked it. Clever book written by a clever author.
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About unique monsters and how they behave. This book is silly, but probably holds the attention of a yr old better then a younger reader. Fun illustrations and great play on words and the typical sense of a monster! Feb 03, Anna rated it liked it Shelves: childrens-books. I have to admit that I picked this book up because I saw it was written by Ricky Gervais. I wouldn't say that it absolutely hilarious but it is pretty funny. Ricky's wit is evident.
My son seems to like it too and likes saying the names of all the flanimals which is reason enough to read it. Dec 13, Anna rated it liked it Shelves: picture-books. I find this book to be really bizarre. My 5 year old son loves it, however. Some of the creatures are a little gross and vicious, some are just odd.
If you have a child who is into monsters and fantasy creatures, they'd probably like this, although I wouldn't recommend it for children under 5. Oct 22, Marguarite Markley rated it it was amazing Shelves: programs. Vibrant illustrations. Interesting species. Would be a great introduction for a library program where kids could create their own crazy monsters. Thanks, Ricky Gervais, for your hilarious nonsense!! Also check out the awesome Flanimals pop-up book!
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Apr 30, Sarah Ferguson rated it it was amazing. Ricky Gervais is a comic genius. I loved him in The Office and Flanimals is just so hilarious I have to keep going back to it. The artwork suits the characters so well. Kinda reminds me of something Roald Dahl might have done if he was alive today. Feb 23, Lorann rated it it was ok Shelves: read. I'm sure this was a barrel of laughs for them to write and illustrate but I just wasn't impressed. It was too random and I had no context to appreciate it.
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Feb 23, Omar rated it did not like it Shelves: picture-books. This was a horrible book. I can see the appeal for some kids, but I think it will be missed by most.
Nov 23, Ben Andrews rated it it was amazing. Gervais is, as usual, hilarious. Complete with fantastic illustrations, this text is full of witty, nihilistic humor and quality laughter. Jun 30, Andy rated it really liked it Shelves: storytime-books , read-in One of my daughter's favorites. Dec 31, Seabear rated it it was ok.
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Fun for about 7 minutes. Imaginative primordial ooze. Explains the origins of some people quite effectively. One star given to the presence of stickers in the back. Oct 11, William rated it liked it Shelves: read-to-self. An amusing nonsense book.
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Nov 18, Laela rated it it was amazing. Just hilarious. I don't think the grundit is being very nice to the puddloflaj. I'm glad the adult mernimbler doesn't exist. Nov 11, Mallory rated it it was amazing Shelves: childhood-books. I read this book maybe twenty times as a child.
It promoted creativity that I didn't really have. It's so incredibly odd. I don't know when I got it, or how, but I love it. It taught me to be silly. Sep 01, Liv rated it really liked it. It made me giggle like crazy! Jan 05, Oneashley rated it really liked it.
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British non-sense at its best. Jun 02, Jael rated it really liked it. I find the author to be quite strange. Enough said. Sep 14, Den rated it really liked it Shelves: children , , teen. Really enjoyed this book. We mainly sell remaindered books. Often when a new title is going to be released, the publishers can only guess at how many of that title they are going to sell.
A lot of the time their guess is wrong and print too many. They send the books out to regular bookstores and department stores and they sit on the shelf waiting to be purchased. Eventually the popularity of that title will wane and those books will just be taking up valuable room. The retailer would obviously prefers to fill the shelf space with newer titles that they hope will sell better. After a certain amount of time the bookseller is able to pack up the remaining copies and send them back to the publishers for a refund. The publishers suddenly find themselves with a lot of books that the regular booksellers no longer want to stock, and they are left with two options - either destroy the books or resell them at a discounted price.
In most cases the publishers would rather resell them to bookstores like us! Remaindered books are usually marked with a black pen along the base of the book to indicate their current status. They also exhibit a certain level of wear and tear caused by the extra travel and handling but are essentially brand new.
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