Friday, October 3, 2008

The Pocket Daring Book for Girls

I was given the chance to review a super fun book called "The Pocket Daring Book for Girls" by Andrea J. Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz. It is a book FULL of things to do- everything from how to make a pillowcase skirt to drawing a face to tracking animals and making the coolest paper airplane ever. Seriously! This book gives detailed instructions on how to do a crazy amount of things! If your kid ever says "mom, I'm bored" to you than THIS is the book to buy for her! There are activities to keep her busy all year round.

Of course you'll have to keep a close eye on your daughter as she does them! Some of the activities are a definitely on the daring side- like making your own zipline and building a campfire.

I really enjoyed this fun little book. It would make an excellent Christmas gift for the young lady in your life!

Here is a bit about the book that I got off of the Harper Collins website:

"A portable, pocket-sized take on the bestselling phenomenon,The Daring Book for Girls, this book is filled with many favorite activities from the original, plus some exciting new games, crafts, and projects. Whether following tips for riding a skateboard, learning how to run faster, or making a skirt out of a pillowcase, the most daring of girls will be occupied all season long.

The Pocket Daring Book for Girls: Things to Do also includes the long-awaited chapter, "Make Your Own Zip Line," along with classic instructions for activities like Fourteen Games of Tag, Marco Polo, How to Be a Spy, Washing the Car and Building a Campfire. It would be remiss not to mention that the book teaches girls a skill not found in the original DARING BOOK FOR GIRLS, namely, how to make a fifteen-foot backyard geyser from a concoction of Mentos and Diet Coke, and that the book holds the definitive answer to the age-old question, Can you really fry an egg on the sidewalk?

Join girls everywhere who are pursuing these delightful activities and living out the Daring Girls credo: Enjoy yourself. Learn new things. Lead an Interesting Life."

found this information on the authors on the Daring Book for Girls website:

Andrea J. Buchanan

ANDREA J. BUCHANAN is the mother of a girl and a boy, both of whom are equally daring. She is the author of several books, including Mother Shock. Before she was a writer, she was a pianist who once performed a solo concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. Visit Andi on the web at

Miriam Peskowitz

MIRIAM PESKOWITZ is the mother of two girls, including a nine-year-old who climbs trees and leads spy missions in the backyard. She has been a camp counselor, an historian, a blogger, a musician, a professor, and is the author of several books, including The Truth Behind the Mommy Wars. For more on Miriam, see

Go check out the Daring Book for Girls website- it has some really fun features including a great blog.


Ladytink_534 said...

I loved books like this when I was a kid!

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