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The Book with No Pictures

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A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian. You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)

One More Thing

One More Thing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: B. J. Novak
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0385351844
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New York Times Bestseller A startlingly original debut from the actor, writer, director, and executive producer hailed as “a gifted observer of the human condition and a very funny writer capable of winning that rare thing: unselfconscious, insuppressible laughter” (The Washington Post). A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes—only to discover that claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins—turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We meet Sophia, the first artificially intelligent being capable of love, who falls for a man who might not be ready for it himself; a vengeance-minded hare, obsessed with scoring a rematch against the tortoise who ruined his life; and post-college friends who try to figure out how to host an intervention in the era of Facebook. Along the way, we learn why wearing a red T-shirt every day is the key to finding love, how February got its name, and why the stock market is sometimes just . . . down. Finding inspiration in questions from the nature of perfection to the icing on carrot cake, One More Thing has at its heart the most human of phenomena: love, fear, hope, ambition, and the inner stirring for the one elusive element just that might make a person complete. Across a dazzling range of subjects, themes, tones, and narrative voices, the many pieces in this collection are like nothing else, but they have one thing in common: they share the playful humor, deep heart, sharp eye, inquisitive mind, and altogether electrifying spirit of a writer with a fierce devotion to the entertainment of the reader.

The Book About Nothing

The Book About Nothing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mike Bender
Editor: Crown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399551115
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Fans of The Book with No Pictures and A Perfectly Messed-Up Story will enjoy this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud from the adult humor bestselling authors of Awkward Family Photos and T-Rex Trying. This book has nothing to do with rainbows, rocket ships, meatballs, or wizards. Instead, it’s full of zip, zilch, diddly-squat, bupkus. But don’t worry, reading this book isn’t all for nothing, because sometimes nothing is actually something. Like if you pick up all the toys in your room, what will be on the floor? NOTHING. When you take a bath, what are you wearing? NOTHING. And when you shut the lights off to go to bed, what do you see? NOTHING. Mike Bender and Hugh Murphy stop at nothing to explore the key concepts of nothing and zero using playful language and hilarious illustrations.

Warning: Do Not Open This Book!

Warning: Do Not Open This Book! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adam Lehrhaupt
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442435836
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An E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor Book An ALA Notable Book A Huffington Post Notable Book CAUTION! This book contains monkeys, alligators, and a whole lot of silliness. You really shouldn’t be opening this book. I’m serious. Just put it back on the shelf. Right...now. You’re still reading this? Well, don’t say I didn’t warn you... It looks like a book, it feels like a book, and it even smells like a book. But watch out...madness and mayhem lie within! Debut author Adam Lehrhaupt urges you NOT to take a walk on the wild side in this humorous, interactive romp with inventive and engaging illustrations from Eisner Award–winning comic artist and rising star children’s book illustrator Matthew Forsythe. Warning: Do Not Open This Book? won the E.B. White Read-Aloud Honor award and was a 2013 Huffington Post Best Picture Book honorable mention and an ALA Notable Children’s Book. This quirky, subversive creation begs to be enjoyed again and again and again. “These monkeys are a RIOT! And their books are funny, too!” —Ame Dyckman

Die Laughing

Die Laughing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Novak
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501150812
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From the cocreator of the celebrated Big Book of Jewish Humor comes a “funny…geezer-licious” (Jack Handey, author of Deep Thoughts) collection of jokes about growing older that makes fun of memory loss, marriages, medicine, sex, the afterlife, and much more—a perfect gift for almost anyone who was born before you were. Growing older can be unsettling and surprising. (How on earth did this happen? Where did the years go?) So what better way to deal with this new stage of life than to laugh about your new reality? Die Laughing includes more than enough jokes (not to mention cartoons!) to let that laughter burst out. Whether it’s dealing with doctors, dating in one’s seventies, or unexpected bodily changes (not to mention funny noises), some things are easier to face with a smile of recognition. That’s why Die Laughing is the perfect gift for your parents, anyone celebrating a significant birthday, or any boomer with a sense of humor whose age begins with a six or higher.

A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories

A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Martz
Editor: Tundra Books
ISBN: 0735270996
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In this picture book anthology of four mostly wordless stories, every character is colorful and cool, and every page is an adventure! For fans of Narwhal and Jelly. In Tim's world, cats can paint on the ceiling and a cheerful porcine couple can wait months for the bus. A duck and a mouse can fly . . . a plane, of course. In "Doug & Mouse," the first of four stories, a plucky duck and mouse pair embark on a globe-spanning journey by plane, jungle vine, horse, skis, skates, paraglider, boat and submarine, but they're sure to make it home in time for pizza and tunes. In "Tim," the titular cat lives his nine lives to the fullest -- he's a basketball star (sort of), a scientist (but not a very good one), a painter (very lifelike) and an all-terrain golfer. In "Connie," a plucky rabbit follows her line of inquiry wherever it leads. And in the final story, "Mr. and Mrs. Hamhock," an amiable pig couple wait months and months for the bus, only to realize that they've forgotten something important behind at home.

My No No No Day

My No No No Day Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rebecca Patterson
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101647256
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Readers will say, "Yes, yes, yes!" From the moment Bella wakes up, her day goes wrong. She hates her breakfast egg, she won't share, she has a hurting foot, her supper is too hot, and her bath is too cold. And then it's no, no, no to bedtime. But at last a yawn, a story, and a kiss from mother end the day, with the promise of a cheerful tomorrow. Every parent, teacher, and caregiver will respond to this hilariously accurate portrait of one toddler with a case of the Terrible Twos!

The Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Shirley Jackson
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 155199951X
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One of the greatest ghost stories ever told, the inspiration for a 10-part Netflix series directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, and Timothy Hutton Dr. John Montague believes he has found proof of the existence of the supernatural, and to confirm his theory he invites several people with previous supernatural encounters to join him at Hill House. Of these, only two women accept, and the three, along with the house’s heir, sequester themselves. They begin to experience ghost sightings, strange writings on the walls, and a plethora of supernatural events, but none more the Eleanor, one of the women, who shows an affinity for both the strange events and for the house itself that begins to alarm her companions… Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Hey, That's MY Monster!

Hey, That's MY Monster! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Amanda Noll
Editor: Flashlight Press
ISBN: 1947277081
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This enhanced eBook features read-along narration. Winner: CLC Seal of Approval 2017 Literary Classics Book Awards, Silver, Preschool/Early Reader Fantasy Finalist: 2017 Literary Classics Book Awards 2017 PNBA Long-List When Ethan looks under the bed for his monster, he finds this note instead: "So long, kid. Gotta go. Someone needs me more than you do. –Gabe" How will Ethan ever get to sleep without his monster's familiar, comforting snorts? And who could need Gabe more than Ethan does? Gabe must have gone to Ethan's little sister's room! She has been climbing out of bed every night to play, and obviously needs a monster to help her get to sleep – but not HIS monster! Ethan tries to help his sister find her own monster, but none are the perfect blend of cute and creepy. Just when it seems that Ethan will lose his monster forever, an uninvited, tutu-toting little monster full of frightening fun appears. Following in the spooky-silly tradition of I Need My Monster, here's another irresistible monster-under-the-bed story with the perfect balance of giggles and shivers.

The Orchid Thief

The Orchid Thief Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Susan Orlean
Editor: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307795292
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii—a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America’s strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida’s swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean—and the reader—will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion. In this new edition, coming fifteen years after its initial publication and twenty years after she first met the “orchid thief,” Orlean revisits this unforgettable world, and the route by which it was brought to the screen in the film Adaptation, in a new retrospective essay. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Praise for The Orchid Thief “Stylishly written, whimsical yet sophisticated, quirkily detailed and full of empathy . . . The Orchid Thief shows [Orlean’s] gifts in full bloom.”—The New York Times Book Review “Fascinating . . . an engrossing journey [full] of theft, hatred, greed, jealousy, madness, and backstabbing.”—Los Angeles Times “Orlean’s snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose . . . is fast becoming one of our national treasures.”—The Washington Post Book World “Orlean’s gifts [are] her ear for the self-skewing dialogue, her eye for the incongruous, convincing detail, and her Didion-like deftness in description.”—Boston Sunday Globe “A swashbuckling piece of reporting that celebrates some virtues that made America great.”—The Wall Street Journal

The ONE Thing

The ONE Thing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gary Keller,Jay Papasan
Editor: Bard Press
ISBN: 1885167806
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• More than 500 appearances on national bestseller lists • #1 Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today • Won 12 book awards • Translated into 35 languages • Voted Top 100 Business Book of All Time on Goodreads People are using this simple, powerful concept to focus on what matters most in their personal and work lives. Companies are helping their employees be more productive with study groups, training, and coaching. Sales teams are boosting sales. Churches are conducting classes and recommending for their members. By focusing their energy on one thing at a time people are living more rewarding lives by building their careers, strengthening their finances, losing weight and getting in shape, deepening their faith, and nurturing stronger marriages and personal relationships. YOU WANT LESS. You want fewer distractions and less on your plate. The daily barrage of e-mails, texts, tweets, messages, and meetings distract you and stress you out. The simultaneous demands of work and family are taking a toll. And what's the cost? Second-rate work, missed deadlines, smaller paychecks, fewer promotions--and lots of stress. AND YOU WANT MORE. You want more productivity from your work. More income for a better lifestyle. You want more satisfaction from life, and more time for yourself, your family, and your friends. NOW YOU CAN HAVE BOTH — LESS AND MORE. In The ONE Thing, you'll learn to * cut through the clutter * achieve better results in less time * build momentum toward your goal* dial down the stress * overcome that overwhelmed feeling * revive your energy * stay on track * master what matters to you The ONE Thing delivers extraordinary results in every area of your life--work, personal, family, and spiritual. WHAT'S YOUR ONE THING?

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hank Green
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1524743453
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THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Sparkling with mystery, humor and the uncanny, this is a fun read. But beneath its effervescent tone, more complex themes are at play.” —San Francisco Chronicle In his wildly entertaining debut novel, Hank Green—cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow—spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined. The Carls just appeared. Roaming through New York City at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship—like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor—April and her best friend, Andy, make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day, April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world—from Beijing to Buenos Aires—and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight. Seizing the opportunity to make her mark on the world, April now has to deal with the consequences her new particular brand of fame has on her relationships, her safety, and her own identity. And all eyes are on April to figure out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us. Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring for the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye. The beginning of an exciting fiction career, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a bold and insightful novel of now.

We Were Witches

We Were Witches Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ariel Gore
Editor: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 1936932024
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This inspirational “magic-infused narrative . . . is a moving account of a young writer and mother striving to claim her own agency and find her voice” (Publishers Weekly). Buying into the dream that education is the road out of poverty, a teen mom takes a chance on bettering herself and talks her way into college. But once she’s there, phallocratic narratives permeate every subject. Wryly riffing on feminist literary tropes, We Were Witches documents the survival of a demonized single lesbian mother as she’s beset by custody disputes, homophobia, and America’s ever-present obsession with shaming unconventional women into passive citizenship. But even as the narrator struggles to graduate, a question uncomfortably lingers: If you’re dealing with precarious parenthood, queer identity, and debt, what is the true narrative shape of your experience?

The Levity Effect

The Levity Effect Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adrian Gostick,Scott Christopher
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118039410
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The Levity Effect uses serious science to reveal the remarkable power of humor and fun in business. Science proves it?fun is good for business! Based on ten years of extensive research, the authors argue against business tradition to reveal the powerful bottom-line benefits of leading with levity. With interviews, exercises, and case studies, the book reveals how humor in the workplace will help you communicate messages, build camaraderie, and encourage creativity for a better workplace and bigger profits.

This is My Book!

This is My Book! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Pett
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1101937920
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A hilarious and playful romp about making books, perfect for fans of Press Here and The Book with No Pictures. What happens when a writer learns that he doesn’t quite have as much control over his book as he thinks? When Mark Pett’s characters, led by a panda bear named Spike, take over his book and begin telling a story of their own, pandemonium ensues! Who’s really in charge of this book? With clever interactive elements, including a pull tab, flap, and pop-up, This Is My Book is sure to appeal to a large and varied audience—kids who will identify with the “my” aspect of the book and adults who will appreciate the humor.

沒有圖的圖畫書The Book With No Pictures

沒有圖的圖畫書The Book With No Pictures Pdf/ePub eBook Author: B.J. 諾瓦
Editor: Emily Publishing Company, Ltd. (愛米粒出版有限公司)
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沒有圖的圖畫書The Book With No Pictures by B.J. 諾瓦 Summary

【警告!】 這本書看起來很嚴肅,其實根本就「非常荒謬可笑」!!! 如果有小孩求你唸這本書給他聽,一定有陷阱。 結果就會是,你說一堆好笑又愚蠢的東西,然後讓大家笑得東倒西歪! 不要說我沒有事先警告過你…… 你可能覺得一本沒有圖只有字的書又無聊又讓人想睡,除非......不管這本書寫什麼,你都要跟著說。 每一頁寫在這本書的字你都要照著唸,還要唸得很大聲,即使上面的字寫著…… ㄚ˙ ㄅㄨ˙ ㄐㄩ ˊ 或是 ㄚ ㄉㄨ ㄉㄨ ㄉㄨㄤˋ 用聰明的方法去反轉現有的圖畫書格式,卻又無可救藥的愚蠢好笑。 這絕對是一本小朋友會求你說一次又一次,當然父母會很開心唸給孩子聽的故事書。 【各界好評】「脫口秀主持人諾瓦在他的第一本圖畫書中,充分展現了他的幽默感……絕對會帶來爆笑。」出版者週刊 「這本書肯定會滿足大家的需求。它是家長以及共讀者可以分享給小朋友的最佳讀物。小朋友們一定會要求你講一次又一次。」圖書館週刊 「小朋友在聽了大人說一堆荒謬好笑的事後,絕對會呵呵大笑。」號角兒童雜誌 「讓父母出醜,小朋友開懷大笑的絕佳童書!」波士頓全球報 「跟你小時候讀過的圖畫書完全不一樣!」Bustle女性雜誌 「一旦孩子們喜歡上裡面的笑梗,他們一定會想辦法找大人唸一次又一次。」兒童圖書告示榜 本書特色 打破童書要有圖的刻板印象,全球暢銷的新類型童書。 全美銷售超過110萬冊, 日本超過20萬冊。第11回MOE繪本屋大賞! 這是一本你唸給小朋友聽,他們絕對會大笑的一本書!?還會心情變得超好! 《沒有圖的圖畫書》是一本只有文字沒有圖的書,只要輕鬆的唸出來給小朋友聽,就可以達到這些效果!!! 1. 小朋友會超超開心 2. 小朋友會開始喜歡上看書 3. 可以鍛鍊父母和孩子說故事的能力 4. 讓家庭充滿愛與歡笑,增進親子關係 亮語夫妻已經去好多家幼兒園和小學去唸給小朋友聽,每個小朋友都笑得東倒西歪喔!

The Picture Book With No Pictures (Yet) A Journey to the Land of Imagination.

The Picture Book With No Pictures (Yet) A Journey to the Land of Imagination. Pdf/ePub eBook Author: T.H. Alanna
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Explore this special journey to the land of imagination, where the only rule is that there are no limits in imagination. Then draw as many as pictures as your imagination allows and enter the no-entry-fee, no age limit contest to be the illustrator(s) for the book. If you do, the best pictures will be selected and added to – The Picture Book with Pictures A Journey to the Land of Imagination. Written by: T.H. Alanna Illustrated by: YOU The contest winner(s) will be officially credited as the book’s illustrator(s), and a free copy of the book.

Books That Drive Kids CRAZY!: This Book Is Red

Books That Drive Kids CRAZY!: This Book Is Red Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Beck Stanton,Matt Stanton
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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This clever companion to This Is a Ball and Did You Take the B from My _ook? is the perfect read-aloud for the giggling masses who love Hervé Tullet's Press Here, Lane Smith's It's a Book!, and BJ Novak's The Book With No Pictures. The Books That Drive Kids CRAZY! series offers parents, teachers, and storytellers a hilarious script for fun reading time with children. In book 3, This Book Is Red, something is clearly bonkers when the narrator insists that frogs and penguins are obviously the same color as lobsters--and the claims get more outrageous from there. What is up with this nonsense? Kids will demand to know--and all readers will be howling with laughter all along the way. With strikingly simple text and art, Books That Drive Kids CRAZY! are ideal picks for emergent readers.

I'm Just No Good at Rhyming

I'm Just No Good at Rhyming Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Harris
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316266590
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The instant New York Times bestseller featured on NPR's Weekend Edition with Scott Simon! B. J. Novak (bestselling author of The Book With No Pictures) described this groundbreaking poetry collection as "Smart and sweet, wild and wicked, brilliantly funny--it's everything a book for kids should be." Lauded by critics as a worthy heir to such greats as Silverstein, Seuss, Nash and Lear, Harris's hilarious debut molds wit and wordplay, nonsense and oxymoron, and visual and verbal sleight-of-hand in masterful ways that make you look at the world in a whole new wonderfully upside-down way. With enthusiastic endorsements from bestselling luminaries such as Lemony Snicket, Judith Viorst, Andrea Beaty, and many others, this entirely unique collection offers a surprise around every corner. Adding to the fun: Lane Smith, bestselling creator of beloved hits like It's a Book and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, has spectacularly illustrated this extraordinary collection with nearly one hundred pieces of appropriately absurd art. It's a mischievous match made in heaven! "Ridiculous, nonsensical, peculiar, outrageous, possibly deranged--and utterly, totally, absolutely delicious. Read it! Immediately!" --Judith Viorst, bestselling author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Foundations of Multiliteracies

Foundations of Multiliteracies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michèle Anstey,Geoff Bull
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351626973
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Using the concept of multiliteracies and multimodality, this book provides foundation knowledge about the new and continuously changing literacies of the 21st century. It details the five semiotic systems (linguistic, visual, auditory, gestural and spatial) and how they contribute to the reading and writing of increasingly complex and dynamic texts that are delivered by live, paper or digital technologies. One of the main tenets of the book is that social, cultural and technological developments will continue to give rise to changing literate practices around texts and communication, requiring a rethinking of classroom practices that are employed in the teaching of literacy. Therefore, the role of talk, together with traditional lesson structures, is examined and the concept of dialogic talk is introduced as a way of moving towards an effective pedagogy for the teaching and learning of multiliteracies and multimodality. The book also demonstrates that children’s literature can provide a bridge between old and new literacies and be an effective vehicle for introducing the five semiotic systems to all age groups. Comprehensive and accessible, this book addresses the issue of translating complex theories, research and concepts into effective practice, by providing the reader with four avenues for reflecting upon and implementing the ideas it contains: Reflection Strategies that enable the reader to gauge their understanding of key concepts; Theory into Practice tasks that enable the trialling of specific theoretical concepts in the classroom; Auditing instruments provide specific tasks related to assessment of student performance and evaluation of teacher pedagogy; QR codes immediately link the reader to multimodal texts and further references that illustrate and enhance the concepts being developed.