Klutz Press

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Klutz is a publishing company started in Palo Alto, California in 1977 and acquired by Scholastic Inc. in 2002. The first Klutz book was a how-to guide titled Juggling for the Complete Klutz, which came provided with juggling beanbags attached in a mesh bag. The book was created by three friends who graduated from Stanford University: Darrell Lorentzen, John Cassidy, and B.C. Rimbeaux.[1] Since then the company has continued to specialize in activity-driven books sold along with other items needed for the activity. Not all the books are about developing a skill; there has also been a geography book containing, among other physical attachments, packets of rice corresponding to the average daily caloric intake among the poorest people of the world. Many of their books are spiral bound and teach various crafts. The items needed are usually included with the book, e.g. the juggling guide. The Klutz credo is: Create wonderful things, be good, have fun.[2]

Selected list of publications[edit]

Scientific[edit]

  • Explorabook
  • Earthsearch
  • Zap Science
  • Disaster Science
  • Mother Nature Goes Nuts
  • Magnetic Magic
  • Battery Science
  • Boom! Splat! Kablooey!

Featuring unique toys[edit]

  • The Bubble Book
  • The Official Koosh Book
  • The Official Icky Poo Book
  • The Aerobie Book
  • The Foxtail Book
  • Crazy Action Contraptions

How-to[edit]

  • Juggling for the Complete Klutz
  • The Klutz Book of Magic
  • Magic for the Complete Klutz
  • The Klutz Book of Knots
  • The Klutz Book of Paper Airplanes
  • The Rubber Chicken Book
  • The Klutz Book of Animation
  • The Klutz Yo-Yo Book
  • The Klutz Book of Inventions
  • The Klutz Book of Brilliantly Ridiculous Inventions
  • The Klutz Book of Capsters
  • Cats Cradle

Other[edit]

  • The Encyclopedia of Immaturity Volume I
  • The Encyclopedia of Immaturity Volume II
  • Tricky Video
  • Country and Blues Harmonica for the Musically Hopeless
  • My drawing journal
  • Thumb Wars The Ultimate Guide
  • Paper Fashions
  • Paper Fashions Fancy
  • Paper Fashions Fantasy
  • Make Clay Charms
  • Doodle Journal
  • Doodle Journal: Write in White
  • The Klutz Book of Inventions

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thirty Years of Klutz: From Juggling John to Chicken Socks from the Klutzs Insider newsletter 2007 - access via the internet April 6, 2009
  2. ^ Klutz History on official website

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