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The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America (original 2019; edição 2019)

por Matt Kracht (Autor)

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Perfect book for the aviary and anti-aviary alike A humorous look at 50 common North American dumb birds: For those who have a disdain for birds, or bird lovers with a sense of humor, this snarky, illustrated handbook is equal parts profane, funny, and--let's face it--true. Featuring 50 common North American birds, such as theWhite-Breasted Butt Nugget and theGoddamned Canada Goose (or White-Breasted Nuthatch and Canada Goose for the layperson), Matt Kracht identifies all the idiots in your backyard and details exactly why they suck with humorous, yet angry, ink drawings. WithThe Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America, you won't need to wonder what all that racket is anymore! Each entry is accompanied by facts about a bird's (annoying) call, its (dumb) migratory pattern, its (downright tacky) markings, and more. The essential guide to all things wings with migratory maps, tips for birding, musings on the avian population, and the ethics of birdwatching. 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. "There are loads of books out there for bird lovers, but until now, nothing for those that love to hate birds.The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America fills the void, packed with snarky illustrations that chastise the flying animals in a funny, profane way. " - Uncrate A humorous look at 50 common North American birds for bird lovers and haters alike A perfect coffee table or bar top conversation-starting book Makes a great Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthday, or retirement gift… (mais)
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Título:The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America
Autores:Matt Kracht (Autor)
Informação:Chronicle Books (2019), Edition: First Edition, 176 pages
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I don't know why, but I love dumb, humorous books about birds. This, Effin' Birds, and another little book about owls I have are quick reads that make me smile. I like to look at the illustrations too. This is a good coffee table book for someone who wants people to think they're into birding, until closer inspection. If you enjoy someone poking fun at birds, foul (fowl HHAHA) language, and sketches, I think you'll enjoy this book. ( )
  MillieHennessy | Jul 22, 2020 |
DNF at 30%

The font choice makes it a literal pain to read.
The humor is sophomoric, and wears itself out fast.
Snark can be funny. Profanity, sparingly used, can be funny. Too much of either is just boring, and it's kind of sad to see someone trying so hard to be shocking or provocative and falling so flat.

The illustrations are the best part. Those are great. The author might want to stick to his day job as an illustrator and leave the comedy to someone else.
  Yaaresse | Jun 15, 2020 |
I had a lot of fun and was laughing out loud quite a bit. This is just what I needed. ( )
  bookswithmom | Dec 18, 2019 |
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This is a seriously hilarious book, and apparently even more hilarious if you're 14 (judging by the reaction of the 14 year old in my house). It is full of profanity and a deep and abiding disgust toward birds. Don't give it to an environmentalist. Though honestly, it's hard to believe the hatred alone could drive the energy that went into drawing and renaming these creatures.
  SarahEHWilson | Oct 3, 2019 |
I am not a birder by any stretch of the imagination. I cannot identify many birds off the top of my head. I do not have bird feeders in my yard to attract our feathered friends. But I do enjoy listening to them chirping and peeping in the trees, even if I can't ever follow their trills to their location. I enjoy watching their little head tilts and apparent curiosity when they catch sight of me as they hop along the deck railing or from branch to branch of the backyard trees. Their preening makes me laugh as I admire the intricacy of their feathers. So I consider them welcome visitors to my yard but my investment and expertise in them is nil. As I was browsing at the bookstore one day, I saw this intriguing little book by the cash wrap and picked it up. Of course it had to come home with me. Now I'm hoping to spot some of the annoying little twit(terer)s Matt Kracht has drawn and described here in his entertaining, profanity-filled field guide.

Modeled after actual field guides, this snarky little spoof of a book has sections on the birds, bird watching tips, seasons, extinct species, bird feeders, and more. The section on the birds themselves are the most entertaining, of course, and that is subdivided into author created bird classifications. Kracht has grouped the birds in the categories of Typical Birds; Backyard As#%les; Hummingbirds, Weirdos, and Flycatchers; Egotists and Show-offs; F@&kers; Floaters, Sandbirds, and Dork-legs; and Murder birds. He illustrates each entry with quick, appealing sketches roughly colored in. The birds are given sarcastically derisive names (the real name is listed below the invented one) and the entry on each bird is short, pithy, and often hilariously annoyed. For example, the seagull's entry reads in part " The commonly used term 'seagull' is actually a catch-all for the many different types of gull and it doesn't describe a specific bird. Practically speaking, this doesn't matter because they're all the same trash bird at heart." His entry on the Canada Goose starts off sarcastically, "Thanks a lot, Canada." Kracht's primary complaints about birds are their annoying and constant loudness and their tendency to poop everywhere. Despite his irreverent, negative and fairly accurate descriptions, it is clear that Kracht actually enjoys birds quite a lot (and not just roasted or baked). The biggest problem with this book is the positively microscopic print but that's a design flaw, not a content flaw. The humor does wear a little thin over the course of a reading unless you read it in small snatches but as long as profanity doesn't offend you, you'll probably giggle along often enough to make this worth reading. I know I did. ( )
  whitreidtan | Sep 15, 2019 |
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Perfect book for the aviary and anti-aviary alike A humorous look at 50 common North American dumb birds: For those who have a disdain for birds, or bird lovers with a sense of humor, this snarky, illustrated handbook is equal parts profane, funny, and--let's face it--true. Featuring 50 common North American birds, such as theWhite-Breasted Butt Nugget and theGoddamned Canada Goose (or White-Breasted Nuthatch and Canada Goose for the layperson), Matt Kracht identifies all the idiots in your backyard and details exactly why they suck with humorous, yet angry, ink drawings. WithThe Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America, you won't need to wonder what all that racket is anymore! Each entry is accompanied by facts about a bird's (annoying) call, its (dumb) migratory pattern, its (downright tacky) markings, and more. The essential guide to all things wings with migratory maps, tips for birding, musings on the avian population, and the ethics of birdwatching. 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. "There are loads of books out there for bird lovers, but until now, nothing for those that love to hate birds.The Field Guide to Dumb Birds of North America fills the void, packed with snarky illustrations that chastise the flying animals in a funny, profane way. " - Uncrate A humorous look at 50 common North American birds for bird lovers and haters alike A perfect coffee table or bar top conversation-starting book Makes a great Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthday, or retirement gift

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