Having sorted out the cat world in Cat with Piano Tuna, investigated the pig universe in Pig's Ear and upset the birds in Bird Dropping, Simon Drew now chooses to sharpen his merciless wit on trusting and unsuspecting dogs. Perplexing puns - both visual and verbal - mingle with some of the English language's most excruciating verses in this light-hearted romp with 'Man's Best Friend'. You will emerge from Dogsbodies all the richer for the experience. You will be proficient, for example, in the mysteries of dog semaphore and acquainted with that most useful handydog Pointer and Decorator. Who could ask for more? Clearly Simon Drew is finally going to the dogs. SELLING POINTS: Perplexing puns - both visual and verbal - mingle with some of the English language's most excruciating verses Vintage Drew: everthing one has come to expect from him is here Mind-boggling wordplay and arresting artwork turns the accepted canine world into a topsy-turvy one AUTHOR: Simon Drew is an unusual combination of artist and wordsmith. He combines these two talents with an inventive and quirky sense of humour in his range of books and invites us to look at the world through the magic of Drewsian spectacles. A new perspective unfolds on the world: the familiar becomes unfamiliar, the known becomes unknown, the serious becomes humorous, reality becomes nonsense. It is a topsy-turvy world of visual and verbal puns that never fail to delight. Simon Drew shakes us out of complacency in the most enjoyable of ways. For those who are not already addicted there is only one thing to suggest ? read them all! ILLUSTRATIONS 48 colour illustrations
The United States had tremendous opportunities after World War II. The nation's industrial might, geared to defeat Germany and Japan, could now be focused on domestic production. Real wages were up, the GNP was on the rise, industrial production was up, and inflation was under control. The future looked bright for the average American. But this abundance was punctuated with anxiety. Within four years of the end of the war, the Soviet Union had become the new enemy: they had the bomb and China and Eastern Europe had fallen into the Soviet sphere of influence. These two points, the abundance of the growing economy and the anxiety of the Cold War, defined the period from 1945-1960.
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