Gary Larson writes: Our story begins with a family of worms who are having dinner one fine evening and Son Worm is unhappy. Unhappy because he's found a hair in his plate of dirt. It's the proverbial straw and it leads him to bemoan his fate as a worm - he's sick and tired of being a worm, tired of being at the bottom of the food chain. His father, upset by his outburst, decides to tell him the tale of a fair human maiden called Harriet. Even with the wonder of satellite television, Harriet loved the Great Outdoors and took many wondrous walks along her favourite woodland trail, adventures filled with mystery and magic. Unfortunately, although Harriet was fair and kindhearted (to a very dangerous degree) she was also, well, dumb. She didn't quite understand what she was seeing, didn't realise that in Nature, what you see is not necessarily what you get ...
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"Dirt for breakfast, dirt for lunch and dirt for dinner! Dirt, dirt, dirt! And look--now there's even a hair in my dirt! The final insult--I can't stand it any longer! I hate being a worm!" It isn't easy being an earthworm, and when one little guy gets mad at a hair in his dinner, Father worm decides to tell him a story. What follows is an ecological fable that combines environmental lessons with the kind of off-the-wall humour that could only come from one man--Gary Larson. Fans of The Far Side have been waiting for Larson's latest work since January 1995 when the final Far Sidestrip appeared in newspapers around the world, and they won't be disappointed. Father worm tells the story of Harriet, a beautiful but stupid maiden who frolics through the forest enjoying the beauty of nature, but completely failing to understand it. The young earthworm learns that nature is not a cute and cuddly theme park designed for the entertainment of stupid humans, but a complex, fragile and sometimes violent system where every creature plays a vital role, even the lowly worm.
Larson is never preachy, the text is hilarious, and his illustrations are filled with wonderful sight gags. It may look like a children's book, but there's enough here to keep the most sophisticated adult chuckling for hours. You might learn something too. --Simon LeakeReview:
THERE'S A HAIR IN MY DIRT is hysterical... More entertaining than any science class I remember and the foreword by biologist Edward O. Wilson proves it's legit ( - WASHINGTON POST)
Bizarre and black-humoured...those made of slugs, snails and puppy dog's tails will love it! ( LIVERPOOL ECHO)
The illustrations are highly finished, and spotting the visual gags on each page is fun. ( THE TIMES)
Positioned somewhere between Aesop's fables and Roald Dahl... beautifully illustrated. ( BATH CHRONICLE)
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Book Description Harper, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Once upon a time, in a place far away, lived a man named Gary Larson who used to draw cartoons. It was a cartoon that appeared for many years in daily newspapers and was loved by millions. (And was confusing to millions more.) But one day he stopped.Gary went into hiding. He made a couple of short films. He played his guitar. He threw sticks for his dogs. They threw some back.Yet Gary was restless. He couldn't sleep nights. Something haunted him. (Besides Gramps.) Something that would return him to his roots in biology, drawing and dementia -- a tale called "There's a Hair in My Dirt! A Worm's Story."It begins a few inches underground, when a young worm, during a typical family dinner, discovers there's a hair in his plate of dirt. He becomes rather upset, not just about his tainted meal but about his entire miserable, wormy life. This, in turn, spurs his father to tell him a story -- a story to inspire the children of invertebrates everywhere. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_006019104X
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Book Description Harper Collins, New York, U.S.A., 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Slight shelf wear and a tiny nick to top of wrapper, book unblemished. Reduce 50%. Original cream buckram boards with brown 7/8 cloth, gilt tile to spine, deco to front, brown end papers. Wrapper unclipped, not remaindered. Bookseller Inventory # 006602
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers, New York, N.Y. U.S.A., 1998. Hard Cover Half-Cloth. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New [Mylar protected]. First Edition [Stated]. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. [Unpaged - Approx. 60 pp] . FIRST EDITION HARDCOVER - NEW in NEW Mylar-protected DJ. From a simple worm's-eye-view, Gary Larson makes a mammoth statement of the interconnectedness of life on our fragile planet. Larson hung up his pen in the late 1990s to the great chagrin of millions, including this bookseller. This book was produced and published after his official retirement and it is a doozie. High-resolution full-color cartoons fill every page. Laid-in is an Atlanta Journal-Constitution book review (from the New York Times) dated April 29, 1998. Flawless copy. PRISTINE GIFT QUALITY COLLECTIBLE. Bookseller Inventory # 05350
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