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Daring Book for Girls

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by Andrea J. Buchanan, Miriam Peskowitz, Alexis Seabrook
     
 

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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

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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 both, this book is every girl's invitation to adventure.

Editorial Reviews

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.
Publishers Weekly

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061472572
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/30/2007
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
8 Years

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.

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Daring Book for Girls 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 127 reviews.
LadyNormaD More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book it is sooooooo cooooool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has it all from softball to spys
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 O
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have the real book not on my nook its awsome but its my sisters its a awsome book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I only got the sample but I am in love with this book!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yyyyyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy llllooooovvveeeee must have
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't finished this book, but so far it's good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really good!!! If you havn't read it yet it is a must!!!! Believe me i am your friend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love everything! All of it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never knew there was so many ways to play tag
Mak Gandee More than 1 year ago
I wish the price would drop i need this book all my friends say it is awesome if only i had it
Ruthie Bronkema More than 1 year ago
Best book ever i love reading with it
Evens Jean-Jacques More than 1 year ago
Awesome book
Jenny Brock More than 1 year ago
LOVE THE BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ZGSNJ More than 1 year ago
A must have for all Girl Scout Leaders or anyone who leads girl groups. Wonderful ideas and historical facts that will open a whole new world to young girls.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very good book for girls ages 10 and over
tippytoe More than 1 year ago
My daughter (11) loves this book and almost read it all in two days. There is so much unique and fun information in it. I highly recommend as a book for your child or for a gift.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really great! Makes you remember all the great things learned before everyone was obsessed with tv and video games. Get this book for your daughter or niece or sister and get them away from the tv. Active kids are happy and creative kids. The book is really amusing with stories about great women as well as many "lessons" on how to do all sorts of things. From how to double dutch to Joan of Arc's story, this book will keep you and your child interested and active. I pull it off the shelf often when there is a moment of boredom! There is also a Dangerous Book for Boys if you have a boy in your life.
barefootgrl More than 1 year ago
I think this books is a lot of fun and a great way for girls to stumble across something they might become really interested in. I gave it to my 11 year old little cousin for Christmas. Even though I don't think she is a big reader, I feel that this is a book that she can just pick up whenever she wants, flip to a random page and find something she likes.
vampfan30 More than 1 year ago
i bought this for my nine year old, who has been in the scouts since first grade. this is an excellent book for scouting & everyday life...