Friday, August 03, 2007


The Dangerous Book For Boys!
I've heard of it, of course, and thought it sounded charming and interesting.

Today while at Costco (sigh, sometimes I just really love Costco) I saw the book. I immediately thought "Oooh, let's have a look!" and opened it up.
While I opened it up randomly and saw things like knots, and fossils, and Jolly Rogers (interesting, indeed) when you get technical and look at the Contents.... well, it seems a marvelous thing, indeed.
Here are a few:
The Greatest Paper Airplane in the World
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
How to Play Stickball
Making a Bow and Arrow
Mountains of the United States
The Golden Age of Piracy
Secret Inks
Making a Go-Cart
Spies - Codes and Ciphers
And much, much more.
Oh, ho!
I am terribly excited about this, I am sure you know.
While I looked at it with Trev in the store, he was a bit thrown off by the word "dangerous", and is a little leery.
But almost everything in the book he has already expressed an interest in, so I am sure we (and me, if not he) will find much to savor in this book.


whimsigal said...

We have this book, too! Isn't it awesome?! The boys have already asked Sean to build them a treehouse. Funny you should mention Trev's caution because there is a section in there on how to hunt and skin a rabbit, a necessary skill if you're lost in the woods somewhere. Well, Iain was horrified by that because, "Rabbits don't hurt people! I'll just use the skills on a crocodile, ok?"

Well, I guess so....

It's a really cool book and they have a matching one for girls, too.

Stephanie said...

Oooh, skinnin'!
I've not seen that part yet.

Kim said...

We are deffinentley going to get this will fit in perfectly with our environment here in Maine. What a great way to find some new ways to explore.
Love you, and your wisdom.
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