120 Ways to Annoy Your Mother
Ana Benaroya, a brilliant, young, independent American illustrator, has brought together 120 tips that provide an ironic, witty and gently subversive twist on all the guides to life for would-be prom queens and cheerleaders. This book provides the things that really matter for a teenage rebel, including How Not to Make Eye Contact with Your Mother and How to Turn Your Life into a Soap Opera, alongside humorous pointers for cultural and social advancement, such as How to Appreciate Jazz Music, and dreamy, surreal ideas, such as How to Fly and How to Breathe Fireballs. Part journal, part sketchbook and field guide, this book, vibrantly printed in bright spot colours, includes copious space for the reader to sketch, note and scrawl their thoughts on each tip and to chart their successes and failures. Exuberantly illustrated and packed with original thinking throughout, this book is the ideal gift for all girls aged 11 to 14 who want to be different.