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A WONDERFUL book for Boys to read

August 29th, 2007

If you are like me, I want my son to “get dirty” and enjoy being aDangerous book for boys
boy. I see so many boys in our neighborhood walking around overweight and only wanting to play Gameboy on the couch. Whatever happened to building forts, using the imagination, and having fun that didn’t include electronics?

My husband happened across a website where men were talking about this very same thing. How it was sad to see the next generation of boys only want to sit in front of the computer instead of acting like
swashbucklers/policemen/cowboys, building things, doing experiments,etc. Someone then suggested a new book that was exactly what they werelooking for. The book is:

“The Dangerous Book for Boys” by Conn Iggulden

I did some research about this author and sent him an e-mail. He sent
me the most wonderful letter stating that he wanted to write a book for boys that taught them things that they should know in manhood. Things such as:

*How to make the perfect paper airplanes
*Making a battery
*Building a treehouse
*Timers and Tripwires
*Rules of Soccer
*Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
*First Aid
*Making cloth fireproof
*U.S. Naval Flag codes
*Insects & Spiders
*Understanding Grammar
*Cloud formations
*Building a workbench
*A simple electromagnet
*Making a bow & arrow
*Understanding Girls (GREAT chapter)
*The Fifty States
*Mountains of the US
*The Golden Age of Piracy
*Secret Inks
*Sampling Shakespeare
*The Moon
*Skipping Stones

..and so much more. This book just came out in hardback at Barnes & Nobles. I bought the book for just over $17 with my teacher discount. I know that the price of the book is expensive. However, this book will be with your son for a l-o-n-g time. I brought it home and our son flipped. He hasn’t put it down in over a week. He LOVES it.

I highly recommend this book for those that want their son to be a “Jack of all trades”. All of our sons have a gift, whether it is math,science, sports, writing, building a fire, woodworking, etc. This book helps them with the “gray” areas.

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