Parents' Guide to

The Dangerous Book for Boys

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Great set of skills, games, and info for kids of all ages.

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age 11+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 6+

Great for kids

My kid and I have been reading this together every night now and found it super interesting. It has stuff an 8 year old should be doing like having fun, making bows and arrows and playing conkers. This book has a lot of history and Latin word roots. This book is like it says, “ the perfect book for every boy from eight to eighty. It does mention girls but it says and I quote “ the subject should be mentioned here- as DELICATELY as possible
age 15+

Great book.

This is a good book. It has instructions on doing cool things.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Try to get past the gender stereotyping right away, because this book is highly engaging, and can fill readers' weekends or unscheduled afternoons with all kinds of non-digital fun. The wide range of topics will interest readers who want to sit quietly and learn why ships sail against the wind or important moments in history, and those who want to get outside and be active can build a treehouse or a go-cart, perfect the paper airplane, and many more activities for curious minds. The brief section on girls offers good advice on how to treat people in general.

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