Parents' Guide to

The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire: The World of Dan and Phil

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Lively, engaging video how-to from popular YouTube stars.

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age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 10+


I'm a huge dan and phil im phantrash#1 fan and saw them in concert they are the most funny and genuine youtubers although there is some swearing this book is fairly mild and perfect for people in the phandom!

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age 7+


Although there is a bit of swearing, this book isnt bad. It's funny and it barely mentions anything inappropriate. I read it myself and thought it was funny.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (13):

A lively, engaging, and surprisingly thoughtful and thorough look at what it takes to make successful YouTube videos. Dan Howell and Phil Lester's funny, quirky personalities shine through and make it easy to see how they became so popular. Teens will enjoy the colorful, vivid illustrations, mostly photo collages, and drink up the behind-the-scenes insider information on the two popular YouTube celebrities. The authors are refreshingly straightforward, telling tales on themselves in fun and funny ways that make them utterly relatable to teens while conveying their serious attitude toward their craft.

Kids and teens will need guidance about the pitfalls of putting your life online. But even if they don't want to become YouTube stars themselves, they'll enjoy this down-to-earth look at what it's really like.

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