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Children and the Tundra (The Haggis-on-Whey World of Unbelievable Brilliance)

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For years, Dave Eggers and his brother, Toph, have moonlighted as the not-so-secret authors of the HOW series of faux-scientific texts for children. In each book, elderly scientist Dr. Doris Haggis-on-Whey takes on a subject and rearranges all previous assumptions. She is joined by her husband, Benny, who is pretty much useless. The series started with the cult classic Gir ...more
Leather Bound, 64 pages
Published October 16th 2012 by McSweeney's (first published November 1st 2010)
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Meet Doris.
That is Dr. Doris Haggis-On-Whey for you.
Next to Doris is Benny, who is her sidekick. He is mostly useless though.

Dr. Doris is a know-it-all. Name it and she'll come up with facts and figures. And especially if it is about children, which she is very keen to avoid.

Children and the Tundra is a ridiculous, nonsensical book. Part of a series reference books with misinformation, this edition deals with two concepts, children...and the tundra.
There is some humor in there, especially the pa
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Feb 22, 2016 Pop Bop rated it it was ok
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It Has Its Moments

This is the fifth of the Haggis-on-Whey, ("HOW"), parody textbooks to be issued by Dave and Toph Eggers through McSweeney's. The HOW books are wildly exaggerated and incorrect texts supposedly written by two barmy know-it-alls, (well, one barmy know-it-all and one dope). In this book, by reason of space constraints, two topics - children and/or the tundra - have been lumped together.

The authors hop about, with no bit covering more than two pages and most bits confined to a side
Feb 25, 2016 Jenny rated it really liked it
The latest by the Haggis-on-Wheys is delightful and demented. Their field notes on children are hilarious. Grab this book and a large bottle of alcohol for the stressed parents in your life or the happily, smugly childless friends in your life.
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Sort of like the Hackenthorpe Book of Lies for children.
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Dr. and Mr. Doris Haggis-on-Whey are a joint pseudonym of Dave Eggers and his brother Christopher.
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