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Girls' Book: How to Be the Best at Everything
     

Girls' Book: How to Be the Best at Everything

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by Foster, Amanda Enright (Illustrator), Philippa Wingate (Editor), Amanda Enright (Illustrator)
 

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A spiffy guide to anything and everything a girl could need to know!

How to do almost anything in one handy little book!

Want to be known for your unique style? Inside you'll learn how to design your own clothes (p. 35), do the perfect manicure (p. 82), or make your own lip gloss (p. 11).

Feel like impressing your friends? Show them how you can make a

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A spiffy guide to anything and everything a girl could need to know!

How to do almost anything in one handy little book!

Want to be known for your unique style? Inside you'll learn how to design your own clothes (p. 35), do the perfect manicure (p. 82), or make your own lip gloss (p. 11).

Feel like impressing your friends? Show them how you can make a crystal (p. 16), juggle one-handed (p. 33), or deal with a bully (p. 42).

Bored and need something to do? Not anymore when you find out how to keep a secret diary (p. 88), make a scrapbook (p. 9), or put together a dance routine (p. 24).

And tons of other neat-o things you need to know how to do!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Pat Trattles
Have you ever wondered how to blow the biggest bubble? Write an award winning haiku? Make a French braid? These are only three of the dozens of topics covered in this comprehensive instruction manual. Girls will find everything from the silly (how to cope with an alien attack, how to annoy your family and friends), to the serious (how to deal with a bully, how to study for exams). They will learn fun things such as how to make shadow puppets, yo-yo tips on how to walk the dog, and how to make fake vomit and other fake messes. They will learn tricks such as how to make a coin disappear or how to turn water into lemonade. And they will learn practical things like how to avoid jet lag or eat with chopsticks. There are approximately ninety topics in all. On the back cover the publisher claims the book has easy-to-follow directions and helpful illustrations. While the illustrations do help the reader to picture the process, I found several of the instructions confusing and had to read through them several times to understand what the author was trying to say. A companion book is available for boys. Reviewer: Pat Trattles
VOYA - Pam Carlson
Hodgepodge is the word for these two collections of such disparate subjects as "How to Tell When Someone Is Lying," "How to Whistle Really Loudly," and "How to Take the Best Photos." More than ninety topics are covered, ranging from a quarter to a full page in length. Although divided by interest to girls and boys—one book for each—most activities would profit anyone curious about them. Just enough information is provided to get readers started on the projects, a jumping-off point for searching out more details. There is no topical arrangement. Crafts, safety, sports, manners, and just-for-fun ideas are all thrown together. Cartoonish pencil illustrations accompany some topics to clarify directions. These books could be useful for program ideas for librarians, teachers, and others working with middle and high schoolers, who might then award participants with "Best at . . ." certificates. The covers feature retro art, which does nothing to attract readers. Although the activities inside are current, those who judge by the cover alone would think that the books are leftovers from the 1950s. They are likeable browsers or gift books but not must-buys.
School Library Journal

Gr 4-7
Both of these titles are filled with fun tidbits and suggestions for "beating the rest" at myriad interesting things. They are certain to be popular with readers who have plenty of free time and an adventurous spirit. Examples of more than 150 combined skills ranging from benign (making bubble bath) to outrageous (ripping a phone book in half) to outrageously exaggerated (how to survive in outer space/how to cope if zombies attack). The titles open with disclaimers disavowing any responsibility for accidents or injuries incurred from acting on the information contained within-these texts must be used with heavy doses of common sense. The boys' text contains the more outlandish tips-"Fight off a crocodile." "Escape quicksand." In Girls , the suggestions are more sedentary: "Give yourself a perfect manicure." "Knit with your fingers." "Grow a crystal." But if taken in the spirit of fun, many readers will enjoy the experiences while those with an underdeveloped sense of irony might be better off skipping certain entries.
—Elaine Baran BlackCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545016292
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Series:
Best at Everything Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
128,089
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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Girls' Book: How to Be the Best at Everything 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
LorBig More than 1 year ago
My daughter really wanted this book and I was skeptical of the purchase. She really enjoys reading it and it has been fun to read. Most of it is silly but it has inspired us to try a few new things for fun.
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MarylouNP More than 1 year ago
bought this for my 8 year odl....initially the cover turned her off, but when she starting reading it she loves it!
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TexRogers More than 1 year ago
This book shows you how to be the BEST at everything. I think it is a great book. It shows you how to do stuff like building a campsite in the wilderness, making your own bubble bath, making a shake without a blender and making your own shampoo. A really cool part is where you learn how to make lip gloss and I cracked up reading about how to cope with a zombie attack! There are parts of this book that are really, really funny. Brought tears to my eyes reading things such as really good excuses for coming late to school (Thaddeus should have read this part), dealing with an alien invasion, various practical jokes to play on the unsuspecting and even more! Both Tex and I just recently got our new iPhones and there is a great part on text-messaging codes. Very helpful for the newbe! I have read through this book twice. My mom read it and totally cracked up. Tex's parents haven't read it yet; but, when I tell them about it they will read it for sure. They loved Tex's favorite book, The Defense Of Thaddeus A. Ledbetter. I bet you will love this book. Sarah (Tex's Best Friend)
Coey More than 1 year ago
This book is for fun stuff on a day filled with nothing to do. And it gives really good worth while tips too! Great for a gift! ;)
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cj29 More than 1 year ago
i recowmend this book to every girl in the world. it hepls alot with many things. it has a lot of details. it teaches you new things that are realy cool. i loved reading it. i wish they could make ALOT more.
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This is a great book! It has really great things to do when your bored!