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The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of the Whole Stupid World (Paperback)
"Full of NSFW names and descriptions for different species that'll have you LOL-ing even if you never actually go looking for said birds IRL."—Buzzfeed
Following in the tracks of the first uproarious and beloved bird book in the series, this hilarious sequel ventures beyond to identify the stupidest birds around the world. Featuring birds from North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and Oceania, author Matt Kracht identifies the dumb birds that manage to live all over the freaking place with snarky yet accurate names and humorous, anger-filled drawings. Offering a balance of fact and wit, this uproarious profanity-laden handbook will appeal to hardcore birders and casual bird lovers (and haters) alike.
ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL: This laugh-out-loud funny spoof guide to all things wings includes a matching game, a bird descriptor checklist, and tips on how to identify a bird (you can tell a lot by looking into a bird's eyes, for example). Plus, each entry is accompanied by facts about a bird's (annoying) call, its (dumb) migratory pattern, its (downright tacky) markings, and more.
POPULAR AUTHOR: Matt Kracht is an amateur birder, writer, and illustrator who enjoys creating books that celebrate the humor inherent in life's absurdities. Based in Seattle, he enjoys gazing out the window at the beautiful waters of Puget Sound and making fun of birds. Other amusing titles from Matt include The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America and OMFG, BEES!
A GREAT PRESENT: This is the perfect gift for the bird lovers and haters in your life. It also makes a great Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthday, retirement, or gag gift.
- Birdwatching and nature enthusiasts
- People who think birds are creepy or annoying (and people who love birds but also enjoy a good laugh)
- Anyone looking for the ultimate coffee table book or bar-top conversation starter
- Gift givers seeking a fun, quirky gift for their favorite bird enthusiast or animal lover
"If you’re looking for a laugh, some facts, and an introduction to plenty a bird that you didn’t know existed, this series of books and the calendar are sure to please."
— Geek Mom
"Snarky and irreverent as this volume is, it’s also a soothing counterpoint to all the Very Serious bird guides currently on the market. I’ve always wanted to get into bird-watching, but every book out there makes me feel hopelessly inadequate. This guide...makes me feel like birding is something I could do."
—The Frumious Consortium
"...Sort of natural science reimagined as a spurned lover’s drunken rant."
—The Washington Post
"Full of NSFW names and descriptions for different species that'll have you LOL-ing even if you never actually go looking for said birds IRL."
"The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of the Whole Stupid World is the funniest book I’ve read since The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America, which we keep in prominent display in our home. I’ve bought so many copies of that book to give away to friends and relatives that Matt Kracht owes me big-time.”
— C.J. Box, #1 New York Times Best Selling Author of Dark Sky