For every Australian girl with an independent spirit and a nose for trouble, here is the no-boys-allowed guide to adventure. The Australian edition of the best-selling book for girls! What Dangerous Book for Boys did for boys, Daring Book for Girls is set to do for girls; take them away from the TV and the mobile phone and introduce them to a ...Read MoreFor every Australian girl with an independent spirit and a nose for trouble, here is the no-boys-allowed guide to adventure. The Australian edition of the best-selling book for girls! What Dangerous Book for Boys did for boys, Daring Book for Girls is set to do for girls; take them away from the TV and the mobile phone and introduce them to a world of practical, essential, interesting, fun stuff: how to surf, throw a boomerang, the best sleepover games, queens of the ancient world, princesses, female spies; fairy wings and how to make them, the scariest ghost stories, books that will change your life, bush survival - and all the many other things a modern Australian girl needs to know. The Australian edition will feature home grown heroines, local flora and fauna, relevant history and fascinating tidbits. If your girl wants to know how to read the weather, climb a cliff, play touch footy, make a speech or play a great silly prank, this is the book for her. 'Great book for all girls, young and old' Launceston Examiner 'Sensible without being preachy ...The Daring Book encourages girls to be fit and imaginative' Weekend AustralianRead Less
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Grand-daughter (age 10) loves it so much, I ordered the sequel for her next birthday. Since she lives 2000 miles away from us, in an area where most girls' aspirations do not rise higher than pom-poms and baton-twirling, this book has been a "mind saver".
Jan 10, 2008
a parent's/babysitter's best friend!
I gave this book to a 10 year old as a gift, and she absolutely loved it! It's kind of like a survival guide to childhood play (and not necessarily just girl activities). I think this book is best for upper elementary school girls because the directions could be a little complicated, so prepare to help decipher if it's a younger child. I think more pictures could have helped, but the lack of color adds to the overall look of the book, so I understand why this is so. There were games and activities in there I remembered from my own childhood, as well as ones I had never heard before. It's a parent's/babysitter's best friend because there are countless things to do outside and away from the T.V. We played "snail", a version of hopscotch (the book talks about many versions of this classic game) for hours outside with her 8 year old brother. This book provides hours of enjoyment, entertainment and exercise - i'm thinking of getting another one for my own shelves!
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