Teensy Reviews of Brand-New Faves

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Clip-on hair extensions, a taco-wrapper quilt, punk sock monkeys — with Bazaar Bizarre (Viking Studio, $16.95), “burly mama’s boy” and soap-opera-watching needleworker Greg Der Ananian offers a how-to handbook for the pierced and post-Good Housekeeping crafter. … The watercolored sky is wide and the boys next door are taking out the trash in Berkeley-bred Elisha Cooper’s cozy picture book for kids, A Good Night Walk (Orchard, $16.99). … Murdered girls’ goodies are for sale in an antique shop and the prime suspect is a man-boy who loves meat pies and cartoons in Ruth Rendell’s The Rottweiler (Vintage, $13). … Color close-ups spotlight snakebite victims’ blackened flesh, bleeding gums, and damaged corneas in Mark O’Shea’s dazzling Venomous Snakes of the World (Princeton, $29.95), a photographic journey among the scaly and the lethal. … A man driving too fast on ice without a seatbelt skids, rolls, and dies; his mother sues GM. A thin passenger sues Delta Airlines for seating him next to a fat passenger. James Brown’s daughters sue the singer for $1 million in royalties for songs they claimed they helped him write — when they were in preschool. Randy Cassingham details sad and hilarious lawsuits in The True Stella Awards (Dutton, $18.95).

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