Or as we Dutch-speaking people know the book "Zó Doe Je Dat". Colorful books that give the reader a tutorial on pretty much anything, no matter how ridiculous it might be - they will show you how to do it. This is the reason why I wanted to put these fun books in the spotlight. Hilariously entertaining and light reading but at times you might just learn something new!
I am currently studying Literature and Linguistics so I thought it would be nice to publish some book posts every now and then. After all, almost everyone reads books.. right?! Now the one I am displaying today isn't really literature, but it sure is fun! The "Show Me How" books contain clear pictures and minimal text, so you can quickly and clearly understand the message or idea the book is trying to convey. The books come in many different colors and themes (e.g. survival, science, show mom/dad how..) and I happen to have 2 books in my bookcase.
Show Me How / Zó Doe Je Dat
500 things you should know: Instructions for life from the ordinary to the exotic.
500 onmisbare, overbodige en (best wel) handige dingen die je écht moet kunnen.
The tagline for this book really says it all. It has tutorials in it for both men and women and could be about the simplest thing such as "boiling an egg" but it also has the strangest things in it such as "how to fry a tarantula", like I will be doing that any day soon... if ever... not even if the opportunity is presented. brrr. Still it has lots of fun, silly and certainly some educational tutorials. To what extent are they realistic? I will have to get back to you on that one as I haven't actually tried any yet.. hm. Still they were entertaining to read, but now I feel like I must try something!
Show Me How: LOVE / LIEFDE: Zó Doe Je Dat
Alle onmisbare, overbodige en (best wel) handige dingen die je écht moet kunnen.
All the knowledge you need that is related to love. From how to meet someone new to how to create your own edible underwear - It's all in here! This specific Show Me How book is just as bold and innovative and the illustrations definitely portray this; at times even a bit r-rated but not vulgar. I wouldn't be showing this to my 12 year old kid (you know, if I had one) unless I would want them to know everything about the birds and the bees. Just like the more general "Show Me How", it is entertaining and gives you good laughs.
For more information on the general "Show Me How" book, please see their official site. They offer a fun app for your smartphone too! You can also have a look at Goodreads or Bol.com. Personally, I think this is great to give as a gift to friends - either male or female. Have you read any of the "Show Me How" books? If so, which one? And what did you think?