Monday, November 26, 2007

The Daring Book For Girls

Upon first perusal, some might wonder why The Daring Book For Girls is getting such rave reviews. In this age of cell phones, video games and instant messenger, do girls really want to know how to press flowers or make a daisy chain? Isn't that a little old-fashioned?

Yes. Yes it is. And old-fashioned is good. Old-fashioned can be fun. But the old-fashioned ideas in The Daring Book For Girls, by Andrea Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz (founders of Mother-Talk) are also interspersed with such common-sense information like how to change a tire. How to negotiate a salary. The Greek and Latin roots of words. All useful information that anyone (girl or boy) should know.

Read the rest of the review here.


Anonymous said...

Alot of people have been posting about this one... I may just have to check it out.

kittenpie said...

I went to look at it in the bookstore, but quickly decided that we're a long way from it, yet. Instead, some classic stories for now.

Anonymous said...

Sounds promising.

Naomi said...

Thanks for the review. I could eat dozens of books every day and have to watch my intake. This one sounds good for my daughter, which is a good excuse for me to buy it!