Dan and Phil Go Outside
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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dan and Phil Go Outside is a travel journal that looks like a yearbook and documents the touring theatrical production of popular British YouTubers Dan Howell (danisnotonfire) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil). The show is based on their best-selling first book, The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil. There's almost no iffy content (nipples are mentioned a couple of times), but it's a good starting point for talking with kids about how and why popular YouTube personalities are branching out into other media. (As of this writing, Dan and Phil have a best-selling book, a touring theatrical production based on the book, a documentary of the theatrical production, and now this best-seller about the tour.) Both men are good role models and present positive messages about hard work, gratitude, enthusiastically engaging with the real world, and creating a safe community where their fans can find something as simple as a laugh or as important as a support network for knowing they're not alone.
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What's the Story?
DAN AND PHIL GO OUTSIDE tells how popular British YouTubers Dan Howell (danisnotonfire) and Phil Lester (AmazingPhil) turned their best-selling The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire into a touring theatrical production, The Amazing Tour Is Not on Fire. It documents some of the highlights of the tour itself (especially as they crisscrossed America), as well as memorable places and pancakes, and it provides fans with a behind-the-scenes look at how it was all accomplished.
Is It Any Good?
Part photo album, part travel journal, part yearbook, and all in good fun, this engaging and lively look at putting a large-scale show on tour will delight fans of the popular British YouTubers. The charm and humor that have made Dan Howell and Phil Lester such internet and social media sensations is well on display through the colorful pictures, dynamic page layouts, and conversational caption style that makes readers feel like they're hanging out on the sofa with them as they look back on their big tour.
All that being said, Dan and Phil Go Outside is really for fans only, who’ll love looking behind the scenes, getting insider scoops, learning how much they’re appreciated, and seeing Dan and Phil’s take on many different places from Scotland to Seattle. The wholesome fun is fine for tweens and up, and the millions who follow their antics will revel in the latest offering from their heroes.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about why Dan and Phil Go Outside was written and put together. Do you agree with Dan that The Amazing Tour Is Not on Fire deserves a monument of its own? What do you think about the money they made from selling all those tickets, merchandise, and copies of the book?
What do you think going on a months-long tour would be like? Do Dan and Phil mention any downsides? What do you think they liked best about it?
Did you see the show? Does the book make you want to see it or see it again? Why?
- Authors: Dan Howell, Phil Lester
- Genre: Humor
- Topics: Adventures, Arts and Dance, Friendship
- Book type: Non-Fiction
- Publisher: Random House Children's Books
- Publication date: November 3, 2016
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
- Number of pages: 224
- Available on: Nook, Hardback, iBooks, Kindle
- Last updated: July 13, 2017
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