Mars Needs Moms

Author: Berkeley Breathed
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524740306
Size: 34.99 MB
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Mars Needs Moms from the Author: Berkeley Breathed. Milo doesn't get it: What's the big deal about moms? They're just slave-driving broccoli bullies. Yet they are worshipped the world over! Perhaps even the galaxy over-because here come Martians and they're after one thing only: moms. Milo's mom in particular! That's quite a long way to come for a mom-could it be that Milo has been overlooking something special?

Mars Needs Moms

Publisher: Philomel Books
ISBN: 9780399247361
Size: 11.90 MB
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Mars Needs Moms from the Author: . When a disgruntled boy sees his mother being kidnapped by Martians, he realizes he loves her and will go to any lengths to protect her.

Pete Pickles

Author: Berkeley Breathed
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101647019
Size: 27.69 MB
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Pete Pickles from the Author: Berkeley Breathed. Pete is a perfectly predictable, practical, uncomplicated pig. At least, he was . . . before a runaway circus elephant named Pickles stampeded into his life, needing a friend. Pickles is larger than life and overflowing with imagination. She takes Pete swandiving off Niagara Falls. (Sort of.) And sledding down the Matterhorn. (Sort of.) Pete goes along for the wild ride and actually begins to enjoy himself . . . until Pickles goes too far. And Pete tells her she must leave. Yet sometimes the simple life isn?t all it?s cracked up to be. Pulitzer Prize?winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed offers two new irresistible characters and a heartfelt, hilarious look at the rarity of true friendship.

Bill The Cat A Story From Bloom County

Author: Berkeley Breathed
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399546626
Size: 17.20 MB
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Bill The Cat A Story From Bloom County from the Author: Berkeley Breathed. The Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the "Bloom County" comic strip is back! To help celebrate, here is the first ever Bloom County picture book, featuring fan-favorite Bill the Cat! (Ack ack!) Pre-order your copy today! Almost thirty-five years ago Berkeley Breathed launched a little-known comic strip called "Bloom County" that was full of characters who instantly entered the public consciousness--none more so than Opus (the penguin) and Bill the Cat. Bloom County's popularity soared, it was soon syndicated nationally, had millions of daily readers, and before long its creator was awarded a Pulitzer Prize. Then, nine years later, "Bloom County" sadly came to a close. It had simply ceased being fun for Berkeley Breathed. Now, more than twenty-five years after it ended, "Bloom County" has returned in full force online, with an ever-growing fanbase every bit as zealous as it was in the strip's heyday. For the comic's youngest fans, and for those who never stopped wishing for its return, here is an all-new, kid-friendly story for anyone who ever wanted to know the origin story of Bill the Cat. "Bloom County" has never been more fun!

Mars In The Movies

Author: Thomas Kent Miller
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147662626X
Size: 51.72 MB
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Mars In The Movies from the Author: Thomas Kent Miller. Films about Mars have been a science-fiction staple for more than a century. From Thomas Edison's 1910 short film A Trip to Mars to Ridley Scott's 2015 smash hit The Martian, the red planet has captivated audiences worldwide. This comprehensive survey describes 91 significant (and not-so) films, television movies and miniseries, and direct to video productions focusing on Mars. The author discusses them in their historical context and details the development of special effects and cinematic approaches through the years. Cast, crew and production information are provided where available, along with plot summaries and quotes from critics.

You Are The First Kid On Mars

Author: Patrick O'Brien
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399246347
Size: 69.54 MB
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You Are The First Kid On Mars from the Author: Patrick O'Brien. Using the most up-to-date scientific facts and theories, this richly illustrated picture book offers young readers a realistic look at what it would take to establish a base on Mars and the way of life that could be sustained on a planet more than 30 million miles away from Earth.

The Uncanny Valley In Games And Animation

Author: Angela Tinwell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 146658694X
Size: 14.91 MB
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The Uncanny Valley In Games And Animation from the Author: Angela Tinwell. Advances in technology have enabled animators and video game designers to design increasingly realistic, human-like characters in animation and games. Although it was intended that this increased realism would allow viewers to appreciate the emotional state of characters, research has shown that audiences often have a negative reaction as the human likeness of a character increases. This phenomenon, known as the Uncanny Valley, has become a benchmark for measuring if a character is believably realistic and authentically human like. This book is an essential guide on how to overcome the Uncanny Valley phenomenon when designing human-like characters in digital applications. In this book, the author provides a synopsis of literature about the Uncanny Valley phenomenon and explains how it was introduced into contemporary thought. She then presents her theories on its possible psychological causes based on a series of empirical studies. The book focuses on how aspects of facial expression and speech can be manipulated to overcome the Uncanny Valley in character design. The Uncanny Valley in Games and Animation presents a novel theory that goes beyond previous research in that the cause of the Uncanny Valley is based on a perceived lack of empathy in a character. This book makes an original, scholarly contribution to our current understanding of the Uncanny Valley phenomenon and fills a gap in the literature by assessing the biological and social roots of the Uncanny Valley and its implications for computer-graphics animation.

The Haunted Library 1

Author: Dori Hillestad Butler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698181557
Size: 61.31 MB
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The Haunted Library 1 from the Author: Dori Hillestad Butler. A brand-new young chapter book series from Edgar Award winner Dori Hillestad Butler! When ghost boy Kaz’s haunt is torn down and he is separated from his ghost family, he meets a real girl named Claire, who lives above the town library with her parents and her grandmother. Claire has a special ability to see ghosts when other humans cannot and she and Kaz quickly form a friendship. The two join forces to solve the mystery of the ghost that’s haunting the library. Could it be one of Kaz’s lost family members?

A Wish For Wings That Work

Author: Berke Breathed
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442011311
Size: 38.63 MB
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A Wish For Wings That Work from the Author: Berke Breathed. Opus the penguin wants nothing more than to be able to fly--one thing that penguins cannot do--until one Christmas Eve, Opus realizes his greatest dream. Reprint.

Maisy Goes Camping

Author: Lucy Cousins
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763660337
Size: 71.91 MB
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Maisy Goes Camping from the Author: Lucy Cousins. When Maisy sets off to go camping in the country, it’s only natural that all her friends come along, too. But they soon find that pitching a tent is not an easy thing to do. Even if they do manage to keep the tent up, there’s the matter of fitting them all in — Maisy, Charley, Cyril, Tallulah, and finally, the huge elephant, Eddie. What a squeezy squish-squash! Good night, campers! Uh-oh-what’s that popping sound?