~I received Ulysses Press Samples for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
I enjoy giving books as gifts to both kids and adults. I think it must be the librarian in me. Here are three books that are a little out of the ordinary that would make fun stocking stuffers.
Emoticat Stickers: 200 Ways to Say it with Kitties by Ulysses Press is a book of adorable cat stickers. That is it…just cat stickers…but I love it! I have always had a thing for cats so therefore I enjoy this book and would definitely give it as a gift to a teacher, administrative assistant or cat lover.
Nothing says “this is how I feel” like an adorable cat sticker. Behold! The merging of two of the internet’s most popular icons—emoticons and cats! Emoticat Stickers is a hilarious collection of paste-anywhere stickers comprised entirely of cats making remarkably human expressions–from shock, anger and surprise to smiles, winks and heart-melting frowns. Each page in the booklet features 10 unique stickers, offering users a range of cute options to stick just about anywhere.
Ready-to-color cards presenting cute and clever messages along with stylish and whimsical artwork. There’s nothing so heartwarming as receiving a thoughtful card from a lover, friend or family member. But the moment is even more memorable when the card has a personalized touch. Don’t Quit Your Day Dream serves up a wonderful collection of cards that are appropriate for any occasion (or no occasion) with the unique twist of being intentionally left unfinished. Each card presents its design as an open black-and-white line drawing set on a matte cardstock—perfect for adding anything from color pencil and pen to watercolor and guache. From Brooklyn-based artist, Bethany Robertson, these cards have a fresh and modern look with playful messages like “You Are the Pineapple of My Eye,” edgy options like “Bring the Ruckus” and “Do Epic Shit,” as well as heartwarming notes like “Hello Sunshine” and “You Make Me a Happy Camper.” With Don’t Quit Your Day Dream, readers can create their own meaningful piece of art to send off into the world or hang on their own wall for inspiration.
Original cover designs for history’s greatest novels that can be framed as individual artworks. Moby Dick. Pride and Prejudice. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Everyone has their favorite works of classic fiction. But how to showcase this passion for great novels? With Cover Art, book lovers receive 20 tear-out prints on high-quality cardstock that allow them to literally hang their love of literature on the wall for all to see. An ingenious, one-of-a-kind concept, this book offers beautiful, hand-drawn cover designs by artist Liz Emirzian. It’s an affordable, cohesive collection of wall art set on perforated, tear-out cardstock sheets that perfectly fit any 8” x 10” frame or any 5” x 7” matte. With each cover design complementing the others, readers can frame one or all of them to create an elegant literary wall or room. On the back of each cover, the author details the inspiration for the artwork together with the history and story behind the famous novel. Covering a range of genres, there are covers for every taste, including Alice in Wonderland, Little Women,Les Miserables, Anna Karenina, Ulysses, Metamorphosis, and much, much more.
These books are perfect under $20 stocking stuffers. Since they are short and unique you know they won’t already have them and these are meant to be fun…not serious reads. Fun little books meant to be enjoyed.