Thursday, August 30, 2007
Book Review: The Dangerous Books for Boys
Book is by Hal and ConnIggulden. I had seen it at Borders and finally ordered it when I got Living the Creative Life. It is a fabulous book. It really appeals to me at different levels. It contains a bunch of information that boys and men should know. Some people might think it is old-fashioned but I love all the information provided. There are such things in it as how to tie certain knots, build a treehouse, rules of soccer, Morse code, understanding rules of grammar, hunting and cooking a rabbit, historical information, interesting stories, famous battles, and it goes on and on! It is just full of different information. A lot of it is in depth. It appeals to the child in me before we had all the electronic stuff - when we went out to play and ride our bikes. As a teacher, I love it because it has a lot of useful information in it. Most of the diagrams and pictures are very simple and easy to understand. Most of the picts and diagrams are in B&W - some are in color. Shouldn't all kids know how to make a paper hat or paper boat? This book brings back a lot of stuff that might be forgotten or becoming lost in our age. Love this book! Just wish there was one for Girls. This would make a great gift for any teacher, man or boy. I bet quite a few girls (besides me) would also find it interesting.