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10 November 2007 @ 04:38 pm
be the best  

Riding on the success of the DANGEROUS BOOK FOR BOYS are these two slim paperback volumes about how to be the best at everything. The disclaimer at the beginning of each book is almost reminiscent of the one that ran before the JACKASS series on MTV. In other words, don't try this at home, kiddos. Girls can learn how to predict the weather, grow a crystal, customize a T-shirt, and deal with bullies among other suggestions.

Boys, on the other hand, can learn to whistle with their fingers, read a compass, tie knots, and climb a rope. There is little in either volume, though, that is gender specific. So, boys can be best at many of the same things in the book for girls and vice versa. These will be fun to browse books for intermediate and middle school kids.
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alixwritesalixwrites on November 10th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, cool
I was looking at THE DARING BOOK FOR GIRLS last week and contemplating it as a potential Christmas present. I hadn't seen this one yet. Have you seen THE DARING BOOK FOR GIRLS? If so, which is better, do you think?
professornana: imaginary friendprofessornana on November 11th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh, cool
I think the DARING one is the better of the two books. This one is just sort of simple and fun.

Melissa Walkermewalker1999 on November 13th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
Daring book...
Love the idea of these books! DARING got a great (if curious) endorsement in the New York Times: