From Israel's most popular and acclaimed young writer-"Stories that are short, strange, funny, deceptively casual in tone and affect, stories that sound like a joke but aren't" (Yann Martel, author of "Life of Pi") Already featured on "This American Life" and "Selected Shorts" and in "Zoetrope: All Story" and "L.A. Weekly," these short stories include a man who finds equal pleasure in his beautiful girlfriend and the fat, soccer-loving lout she turns into after dark; shrinking parents; a case of impotence cured by a pet terrier; and a pessimistic Middle Eastern talking fish.
A dazzling debut, and a publishing phenomenon: the tender, savagely funny collection from a young immigrant who has taken the critics by storm. Few readers had heard of David Bezmozgis before May 2003, when "Harper's, Zoetrope, "and" The New Yorker" all printed stories from his forthcoming collection. In the space of a few weeks, America thus met the Bermans-Bella and Roman and their son, Mark-Russian Jews who have fled the Riga of Brezhnev for Toronto, the city of their dreams.
GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine: Teaches kids how to make their own moviesStory and construction kitGoldie and her gang of friends team up to invent a solution and save the Bloxtown Film Festival from being canceledKids learn how to build a zoetrope, a pre-cinema animation deviceKids learn about illustration and animationNew characters and piecesGoldieBlox movie machine introduces Li Gravity and Valentina Voltz, the series first male and Latina charactersNewly engineered pieces that are compatible with all GoldieBlox setsGoldieBlox toy is designed for 6 years and up
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VEX Zoetrope Kit by HEXBUG: Build the Zoetrope from over 200 VEX Robotics piecesKids can create a stop-motion animation loop by placing 1 of 2 included animation strips inside the large diameter drumKids can bring these animated strips to life by peering through the vertical slits cut into the drumBy controlling the speed of the spinning drum, kids control the speed of the animation, experiencing this ancient optical illusion for themselves4 animations includedBatteries not requiredWARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small parts.