The Daring Book for Girls

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The Daring Book for Girls is the manual for everything that girls need to know—and that doesn't mean sewing buttonholes! Whether it's female heroes in history, secret note-passing skills, science projects, friendship bracelets, double dutch, cats cradle, the perfect cartwheel or the eternal mystery of what boys are thinking, this book has it all. But it's not just a guide to giggling at sleepovers—although that's included, of course! Whether readers consider themselves tomboys, girly-girls, or a little bit of ...

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Overview

The Daring Book for Girls is the manual for everything that girls need to know—and that doesn't mean sewing buttonholes! Whether it's female heroes in history, secret note-passing skills, science projects, friendship bracelets, double dutch, cats cradle, the perfect cartwheel or the eternal mystery of what boys are thinking, this book has it all. But it's not just a guide to giggling at sleepovers—although that's included, of course! Whether readers consider themselves tomboys, girly-girls, or a little bit of both, this book is every girl's invitation to adventure.

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Editorial Reviews

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Move over, guys; the girls' retort to The Dangerous Book for Boys is here. No callow imitation, The Daring Book for Girls contains oodles of information and instruction for tomboys and girly-girls alike. This handy 288-page fun tutorial teaches you everything from double dutch and cat's cradle to secret note-passing skills, making friendship bracelets and mastering a perfect cartwheel. It delves into higher mysteries like concocting science projects and deciphering the responses of boys. Novel, but not just a novelty; a bundle of practical fun.
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Kadushin, whose lush voice brought the heroine of Stephenie Meyers's Twilightseries to life, does her best to inject some intrigue and mystery into this mile-wide, inch-deep compendium of random facts billed as a "manual for everything that girls need to know," a selection from the bestselling book. Alas, the audio version, replete with time lines, 14 variations of how to play tag and sesquipedalian vocabulary words, sorely lacks dynamism. The brief histories of famous women-Joan of Arc, Marie Curie, Salome-make for more engaging listening than material about how to change a tire or administer first aid. Listeners might find themselves wishing for something akin to the screen selection feature on a DVD, so that if they need information on, say, what constitutes a foul in tetherball, they could get to it without having to wade through the section on women who have earned patents for various inventions. Without such an index, the listener is reduced to writing down the information Kadushin relays, which raises the question: isn't this available in book form? Simultaneous release with the Collins hardcover. (Nov.)

Copyright 2007Reed Business Information
School Library Journal

Gr 3 Up
In the introduction, the authors invite girls to explore their world, which they warn is "bigger than you can imagine," and they deliver a resource that will help them to do just that. The pages that follow are filled with interesting activities to try and important facts they may not know, but are sure to keep them busy for hours. The authors cover everything from making a lemon-powered clock to the history of writing and cursive, from how to paddle a canoe to the Periodic Table of the Elements in clear, thoughtful language that readers of all ages are sure to embrace. There is a very subtle "girls can do anything" message. Many of the activities do require adult supervision and that is stated clearly on the verso page in the note to parents. This is a volume that will get passed down from girl to girl for years to come. An entertaining and informative companion to Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden's The Dangerous Book for Boys (Collins, 2007).
—Shari FeskoCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062208965
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/27/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 63,321
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrea Buchanan is the mother of a daughter and a son, both of whom are equally daring. Before she was a writer, she was a pianist who once performed a solo concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. This is her fifth book.

Miriam Peskowitz is the mother of two girls, including an eight-year-old who climbs trees and leads spy missions in the backyard. She has been a camp counselor, an historian, a blogger, a musician, a professor, and is the author of several books, including The Truth Behind the Mommy Wars.

Andrea Buchanan is the mother of a daughter and a son, both of whom are equally daring. Before she was a writer, she was a pianist who once performed a solo concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. This is her fifth book.

Miriam Peskowitz is the mother of two girls, including an eight-year-old who climbs trees and leads spy missions in the backyard. She has been a camp counselor, an historian, a blogger, a musician, a professor, and is the author of several books, including The Truth Behind the Mommy Wars.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Getting my cousins into plenty of trouble!

    My cousin has 3 kids - 6, 8, and 9, girl, boy, girl. For Christmas I got them The Double Daring Book for Girls, The Dangerous Book for Boys, and The Daring Book for Girls respectively. The boy was hooked as soon as he saw a project that included a Swiss Army Knife. The girls immediately sat down with me and we looked through both books in their entirety. They can't wait to try out the projects and activities and kept calling out to their dad and uncle all the things they're going to do. There was also a bit of "Girls rule, boys drool" flying back and forth as they compared books. I'd say they were definitely a hit!

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2012

    Okay

    OKAY so mybe this book is a little pricy, maybe i should have gotten the double daring book for girls. With just a little more, but I love this. It has Latin Roots and games and toolbox stuff.Really good. But i recomend the 2nd one.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    highly recommended

    I love this book! As well as my eight year old daughter! We have given it as a gift and were told what an exceptional book it was. It is the perfect book for a young, inquisitive, growing mind. I love the diversification of information! Sure to help in grooming a well rounded child.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Awesome

    I like this book it is sooooooo cooooool

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2010

    Amazing book for little girls

    I bought this book for my 11 year old cousin. Perfect for her and girls of her age. I wish i had one when i was younger it has everything a girl needs to know and more. Highly recommend

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2007

    screw the gender binary

    Seriously, folks, this book is all about enforcing the gender binary. Who says there are only two genders? And why should girls think so differently from boys? Why shouldn't boys also learn cats cradle? All this does is enforce unnecessary stereotypes about gender. Let's instead try to challenge gender, because let's face it - who totally fits in with the western definitions of 'feminine' or 'masculine'? Break out of the gender binary and get a life.

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

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    I don't have it on the nook but i do have it somewhere in my house. But if you diside you want it, its a great book. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL OOOOOOOOOOOOOO VVVVVVVVVVVVVVV EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    :( disapointed

    Bad get the same book they sell in stores their diffrent then this one this one is kinda boring but kinda cool
    Like the one in stores better

    IM NOT LIEING THIS IS TRUE STUFF YO!!!
    ;)

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Less $$$$

    Good but less$$$$

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2011

    1/2

    this book was good but it is mostly about how to play games like basketball and has almost nothing to do with boys or any thing girlly

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Rating

    Amaizing really worth your money!!!! Very expensive but cool! I would recomend buying the sample first and looking at the chapters to see anything that you think is worth reading! I definately love it!
    Your friend and fellow reader, GingerGirl330 do you have a question or want to know about a book? Ask GingerGirl330!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This book has it all from softball to spys

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Anonymous

    I read the sample its a good intro for the book.i read the book too. It was AWSOME. It kinda gave to much info

    O O
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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Awsome book

    I have the real book not on my nook its awsome but its my sisters its a awsome book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    ONLY SAMPLE

    I only got the sample but I am in love with this book!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Hey

    Yyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy llllooooovvveeeee must have

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    The Daring Book for Girls

    I haven't finished this book, but so far it's good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    READ THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!

    This book is really good!!! If you havn't read it yet it is a must!!!! Believe me i am your friend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Love it!

    I love everything! All of it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    THE Daring BOOK for GIRLS

    The book The Daring Book For Girls is a awesome book because it has fun things and cool survival guide advice for girls. And fun activities and cool things to do with friends,family, and by yourself. This is the awesomest book ever. I would totally reccomend buying this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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