The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals

The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals : The Evil Monkey Dialogues

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Whimsically illustrated, this bite-sized bestiary is the deciding vote on which fantastical creatures are kosher. Embarking on an undomesticated romp from A to Z, the ritual cleanliness of E.T., hobbits, Mongolian Death Worms, and the elusive chupacabra are discussed. This hilarious kashrut is the offspring of a debate that began on Jeff Vandermeer's blog, between his alter-ego, Evil Monkey, and his editor/wife. Addressing questions such as Is a vegetable-lamb a vegetable or a lamb? Does licking the Pope make you trayf? What exactly is a Pollo Maligno? and Is Sasquatch roast stringy? this irreverent abecedary is a perfect gift for anyone seeking to broaden their imaginary culinary experiences guilt-free. The guide also features Duff Goldman of the popular series Ace of Cakes .show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 129.54 x 180.34 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • Tachyon Publications
  • United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 35 b/w illus
  • 1892391929
  • 9781892391926
  • 446,702

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"Funny and thoughtful and totally absurd ... This book is the most fun I've had in a while." -- San Francisco Book Review "Delightful ... tremendously helpful if you ever wake up and find yourself a character in a fantasy novel." "Witty." --Jewish Humor Central "Lively and quirky and funny--wildly amusing." --My Jewish "This slim and silly volume is the ideal gift for anyone who has tried to make a saving throw vs. petrification using a dreidel." "Amusement, amazement and culinary benefit ... It's fun, it's funny, it has a monster on just about every other page." --The Agony Column "Entertaining." -- The San Antonio Current "Brilliantly illustrated ... refreshing." -- New Mexicanshow more

About Ann Vandermeer

Ann VanderMeer is the award-winning publisher and editor of Buzzcity Press. Jeff VanderMeer is the founder and editor for Ministry of Whimsy Press. He is a regular contributor to's book blog, Omniverous, and his short fiction has appeared in Wired magazine. He lives in Tallahassee, more

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