The Dangerous Book For Boys; Book Review
Book Review: The Dangerous Book for Boys
Review By Nancy Eastman
The Dangerous Book for Boys
by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden
My youngest daughter pointed this book out to me on one of our shopping excursions a couple of years ago. She explained to me that she had seen it on TV and that it had been written as a way to get boys away from their video games. After a quick review of the book, I purchased a copy for my grandson.
“The Dangerous Book for Boys” contains a wide variety of subjects, and gives instructions on how to complete different types of projects. Just a few examples from the book are: Building a Treehouse, Making a Battery out of quarters, How to Play Stickball, Table Hockey, Rules for Soccer, Paper Airplanes, Making a Bow and Arrow, Codes and Ciphers, Astronomy, Knots, Stories of Courage such as the story about the Wright Brothers, Growing Sunflowers, and Questions About the World. There is even a short section with advice to boys about Girls, and the first item listed mentions the importance of listening. These are just a few examples of the many different subjects that are explained in this book.
One thing possibly being overlooked by the authors and by parents as well, is that this book can also be an excellent gift to give to some girls, depending on their personalities. One of my daughters would have loved this book when she was younger. She was always very active, played with balls and cars and everything that moved. Actually, my other daughter would have really enjoyed some of the subjects in this book also. So please don’t limit this book to boys, some girls might like it too.
My website, www.goldenrule4everyone.com, assists parents in the task of teaching their children tolerance, freedom, respect, and responsibility. Part of teaching children includes listening to them, and also includes giving children creative tools and positive outlets for their energy. The more children spend their time in positive creative activities, the less time they will have to pursue more negative activities. This book is a good example of how to encourage children to pursue a variety of activities and have fun while they are doing it. If your kids don’t know what activities to do with their friends, this book will give them all kinds of ideas. Your children will never be bored if they have this book in their library.
I would like to congratulate the authors on putting together a very good compilation of various activities for children to pursue away from the television set and the computer.
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