The Daring Book for Girls

The Daring Book for Girls 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 proje

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 guideThe 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 Book Details Format HardcoverPublication Date 10 30 2007Pages 288Reading Level Age 9 and Up

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The Daring Book for Girls

  1. Andrea J Buchanan is a New York Times bestselling writer whose newest book is the young adult novel GIFT Her work includes The Daring Book For Girls, Mother Shock, and six other books Both GIFT and the digital short story WAKING UP have free, downloadable, playable Minecraft maps based on the stories Before becoming a writer, Andi was a classical pianist she studied at the Boston Conservatory of Music, where she earned her bachelor of music degree, and continued her graduate studies at the San Francisco Conservatory, earning a master s degree in piano performance Her last recital was at Carnegie Hall s Weill Recital Hall She lives in Philadelphia with her family.

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  1. It s a shame that the For Boys author decided to arbitrarily divvy up childhood fun by gender I considered these as Christmas presents for a niece and a nephew, but perusing them in the store, I could not justify telling a girl that her job is to make friendship bracelets while her brother makes the model rockets All the activities in both books looked fun, but one s quantity of X chromosomes really shouldn t factor into whether one enjoys skipping stones or not.

  2. Every girl between the ages of about 8 and 14 should have this on her shelf What other book contains a bio on Amelia Earhart, instructions on how to make peach pit rings and cat s cradle, the periodic table, and slumber party games The ultimate guide for the 21st century girl because of its balance between erudition and fun, and the book most likely to be handed down to her daughter.A note re some of the other comments if you read the portions of the book some others refer to as supernatural, th [...]

  3. At first I thought I would love this book, since we love The Dangerous Book for boys However, after looking at it further and seeing the sections on Conjuring up the spirit of Bloody Mary, Palm reading, Levitation, and Summoning spirits It will not be a book I will let me girls have and keep in my home I don t know why they had to include this garbage I did like the idea of the book, and found something similar on the Bargain shelf at Barnes and Noble a couple weeks ago, that was reprinted from [...]

  4. This was a cute idea It s full of simple life hacks know how s for everyday life To be honest, the piece that stuck with me the most is that 7.000 jumping jacks 1 lb 2.2 kg of fat, so if you wanted to lose extra weight, add some jumping jacks

  5. This book is for parents who wish to take a trip down memory lane, back to the fun times in their childhood But give it to a girl older than eight, it s going to be a huge disappointment Not to mention slightly insulting.Tag Four Square Double Dutch Putting my hair up with a pencil Snowballs Really That s daring All these things have been done and is old news by the age of eight, at the most The book sticks to much to the stereotypes for girls and talks down slightly to the reader.I think this [...]

  6. While the Dangerous Book for Boys truly was dangerous it goes against the grain of popular wisdom on how boys should be and indeed for boys audaciously confirming that masculinity is okay for boys the daring counterpart for girls is neither daring nor quintessentially feminine in the sense parallel to the zesty masculinity of the original Instead, it tries too hard to be a girl s version of the original, seeming to go out of its way to show that girls can be both boys and girls too The point of [...]

  7. Well this book has some very cool biographies about important women who have helped shape history, sandwiched between articles on the History of Palm Reading and How to Frost a Cake This eclectic mix won t appeal to most girls and might offend some The text is written above the target audience level, making it appropriate for only confident readers in grades 4 5 The text heavy articles wouldn t appeal to many of the students at my middle school, and I can t use it as a source for research becaus [...]

  8. This for girls version of the Iggulden brothers book covers an eclectic range of topics how to tell a ghost story, stories of female spies, making your own backyard tent, the rules for hopscotch I thought it was pretty interesting, though I just skimmed through some topics Some people have criticized it for being too girly girl, but I only noticed that in a few places For the most part, it encourages girls to have fun and take risks and learn a variety of skills I would have liked it when I was [...]

  9. I don t really expect Rebecca to pick up this book and do the activities herself, but right now, I love reading it and teaching her some of the things I missed as a kid and some of my favorite things I also thought the authors did a good job collecting a large variety of activities, showing what a girl can do, and not telling a girl what they should do Now my job is to make sure Rebecca has enough free time to try out the things she wishes to do and is not over scheduled with extracurricular act [...]

  10. this is a fun way to figure out something to do today its a good book and has a bunch of interesting things to read about i recomend it to all girls who get bored during the day

  11. I didn t read this per se I went through the whole book and only read the chapters that interested me It s a rather large book, so I think it would keep a young girl interested for a long period of time It s a book she could refer to as she ages since the activities and articles vary in difficulty and age appropriateness If I had a daughter I would definitely buy this for her bookshelf It covers a wide variety of subjects and projects sports, games, crafts, experiments, and stories Here are a fe [...]

  12. Girls are given a marvelous, widely varied manual on making their daring endeavors happen in this engaging non fiction read Learn everything from how to tie a sari, make daisy chains and ivy crowns, and about princesses today, to how to make a lemon powered clock, change a tire, care for your softball glove, and what should be in every girl s toolbox Giving the reigns to girls in deciding what unique mix of interests they choose to explore, this celebration of adventure and fun, technology free [...]

  13. The double standard that girls get is that we can t do what boys do But we are able to jolt that limit When life gives you lemons a double standard you make lemonade A Daring girl will generate than lemonade she will harvest that energy to power a small town.You are the protagonist, learning how to go out of your comfort zone and break barriers This activity guide is furnished with activities, step by step guidance You will gain knowledge to assemble a campfire, change a tire the rules of class [...]

  14. I would have loved this book when I was growing up But flicking through it as an adult, there are definitely bits that I can still appreciate Namely how to change a tyre, ho ho Wish I d known that last week I think this is a book that will grow with a girl for example, the section on must see travel destinations features a few places that I want to see too and plan to see, now that I am all grown up and earning I love how this book recommends Everest the Himalayas as a cool place to visit, and s [...]

  15. As soon as I had a peek into this book I knew I had to own it It s full of cool things that all girls should know, like how to put your hair up with a pencil how to tie a sari how to press flowers, whistle with two fingers, make a cloth covered book, make a willow whistle and even stuff that isn t considered so girly like how to build a good campfire and make paper airplanes clubhouses and forts, public speaking this book has everything It even has a section on boys and several on famous women i [...]

  16. This book is the ultimate go outside and play book It is similar to a Girlscout book and has many ideas, games, how things work, and tells about historical daring women The perfect gift and antidote for the societal push of the tween bratz culture Great gift for all the tomboys out there.

  17. Aaaah, so nostalgic I remember I read this book so many times and tried almost every activity in it I still remember it very fondly

  18. This book is perfect for girls of any age I love having it on my bookshelf and I think it would be a great gift to any girl, or woman, young or old, who loves being a female and enjoys adventure

  19. This book receives the four star rating because, despite the authors most detailed instructions, combined with my best efforts, I still cannot whistle with two fingers.

  20. I was interested after seeing the dangerous book for boys This just wasn t as interesting Maybe I m just too much of a tom boy.

  21. My almost seven year old daughter wants to review this book I LOVED IT It tells you everything a girl should know Mommy even wants to read it I learned so much from this book.

  22. From how to make your own lemonade stand to, girl guide badges, everything a girl needs to know is in this book I reccomend this essential to all girls any age

  23. This came highly recommended from some friends daughter and I loved it She may be a little young, but it d be perfect for elementary aged girls.

  24. Not just for girls It focuses on females heroes, but I think most boys would love this book so long as their friends don t see the title

  25. I ve owned this book and the second one, The Double Daring Book for Girls since I was ten It s been nearly 8 years since I received them, and I still adore the books There s so many fun activities to do, and so much trivia in them that it s great to sit down and revist the books for a quick brush up on, well, anything.I would definitely recommend that any girl between the ages of 10 18 get her hands on this book, and maybe a copy of the boy s version too, The Dangerous Book for Boys Don t let ge [...]

  26. I encourage all women, not just those of a certain age, to check this book out.I ve had it since I was 15, never read it then Stumbled upon it recently and I regret it It teaches you basic card games jump rope gameshow to tie knots so you don t have to ask your dadhow to do the perfect cartwheelHOW TO NEGOTIATE A SALARYd about one hundred other things that I imagined growing up all American girls knew.

  27. A compendium of interesting lessons about basic chemistry, tying a sari, tide charts, female spies, public speaking tips, how to start a campfire and cool things anybody might want to know Yes, there is a The Daring Book for Boys too.

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