Title: The Dangerous Book for Boys
Authors: Conn and Hal Iggulden
Date Finished: 7 July 2008
My Rating: 3 Stars
The Dangerous Book for Boys is a book full of old-fashioned adventure, like making a bow and arrow, fishing, making a paper bomb and secret inks. It is a book full of useful skills like navigation, juggling, first aid, making cloth fireproof and tying knots. It is a book of inspirational stories like the Wright brothers and Antarctic explorers. It is a book about culture, sports, history and learning. It is a book that most young boys and some older boys probably can't resist.
I suppose it is because I am a girl, but I really enjoyed The Daring Book for Girls better than The Dangerous Book for Boys. I did get plenty of ideas for my son as he gets a little older and my husband actually flipped through it (he does not generally read books) and thought it was a pretty cool book. I just found myself getting a little bored at times and flipping through some sections. I think I enjoyed the sections on famous battles and extraordinary stories the most but that is because I enjoy reading about history.
This book is great to help boys come up with some fun Summer explorations or for anytime they need something fun to do (besides playing video games or watching TV). It is a book that will help boys and their parents remember what it is like to be young at heart.
As the back cover says, it is "the perfect book for every boy from eight to eighty."