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These volumes, The Dangerous Book for Boys and The Daring Book for Girls, are utterly brimming with tips, tools, maps, pictograms, glossaries, advice, game rules, blueprints... you name it! They're fantastic guidebooks for kids. And, truth be told, I learned a lot, too.
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Publisher Comments:

The Daring Book for Girls is the manual for everything that girls need to know — and that doesn't mean sewing buttonholes! Whether it's female heroes in history, secret note-passing skills, science projects, friendship bracelets, double dutch, cats cradle, the perfect cartwheel or the eternal mystery of what boys are thinking, this book has it all. But it's not just a guide to giggling at sleepovers — although that's included, of course! Whether readers consider themselves tomboys, girly-girls, or a little bit of both, this book is every girl's invitation to adventure.

Synopsis:

In the spirit of The Daring Book for Girls, the first DIY project guide for fathers and daughters from the founder of Boing Boing and editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine.

Synopsis:

As the editor in chief of MAKE magazine, Mark Frauenfelder has spent years combing through DIY books, but heand#8217;s never been able to find one with geeky projects he can share with his two daughters. Maker Dad is the first DIY book to use cutting-edge (and affordable) technology in appealing projects for fathers and daughters to do together. These crafts and gadgets are both rewarding to make and delightful to play with. Whatand#8217;s more, Maker Dad teaches girls lifelong skillsand#8212;like computer programming, musicality, and how to use basic hand toolsand#8212;as well as how to be creative problem solvers. The bookand#8217;s twenty-four unique projects include:

and#8226;and#160;Drawbot, a lively contraption that draws abstract patterns all by itself

and#8226;and#160;Ice Cream Sandwich Necklace

and#8226;and#160;Friendstrument, an electronic musical instrument girls can play with friends

and#8226;and#160;Longboard

and#8226;and#160;Antigravity Jar

and#8226;and#160;Silkscreened T-Shirt

and#8226;and#160;Retro Arcade Video Game

and#8226;and#160;Host a Podcast

and#8226;and#160;Lunchbox Guitar

and#8226;and#160;Kite Video Camera

Innovative and groundbreaking, Maker Dad will inspire fathers to geek out with their daughters and help girls cultivate an early affinity for math, science, and technology.

and#160;

Synopsis:

The manual for everything that adventurous girls need to know: from female heroes in history to secret note-passing skills, science projects to friendship bracelets, the perfect cartwheel to the eternal mystery of what boys are thinking.

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About the Author

Andrea Buchanan is the mother of a daughter and a son, both of whom are equally daring. Before she was a writer, she was a pianist who once performed a solo concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. This is her fifth book.

Miriam Peskowitz is the mother of two girls, including an eight-year-old who climbs trees and leads spy missions in the backyard. She has been a camp counselor, an historian, a blogger, a musician, a professor, and is the author of several books, including The Truth Behind the Mommy Wars.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Say Yes to Mistakes. . .01

Maker Dad Toolbox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 03

(E) Antigravity Jar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 04

(M) Drawbot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

(C) Longboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

(C) Mid-Century Rocking Chair. . . . .24

(E) Soap Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

(E) Giant Bubbles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

(C) Create a Podcast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48

(M) Silkscreen T-Shirt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58

(M) Ice Cream Sandwich Necklace. . 64

(M) Paper Bowl Speaker. . . . . . . . . . . . .74

(M) Peg Trick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82

(E) Rubber Stamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

(C) The Friendstrument. . . . . . . . . . . . 90

(M) Mixie Sticks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

(C) Retro Arcade Video Game. . . . . .110

(E) Crazy Cards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126

(C) Lunch Box Guitar . . . . . . . . . . . . . .132

(E) Seven-Piece Puzzle Cube. . . . . . .148

(E) Rainbow Pops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154

(M) Astro Ice Cream. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160

(C) Kite Video Camera. . . . . . . . . . . . .172

(m) Mu Torere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184

(C) Getting to Know Arduino. . . . . . 190

(E) and#8220;Canand#8217;t Loseand#8221; Dice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206

Ackowledgments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .212

PROJECTS KEY

(E) easy and quick

(M) moderately challenging

(C) challenging. a real skill-builder!

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cheerybear01, April 11, 2011 (view all comments by cheerybear01)
I have three words. Best. Book. Ever. I LOVE this book. I've had sooo much fun reading it!! My kids love this book to! I love it because it doesn't involve all the electronics of today that seem fun but then become really boring. Plus all of the activities in The Daring Book For Girls cost little to nothing to do!!
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Katherine Stuart, December 22, 2009 (view all comments by Katherine Stuart)
This is an excellent book filled with all sorts of things that will appeal to all sorts of girls. There are biographies of famous women, the rules to different sports, how-tos for crafts, letter writing, foreign language lessons, etc. etc. It's fun and informative.

It is however a little lite. Most of the instructions are extrememly basic and if a girl actually wanted to do the described activity she'd probably need to do further reseaerch.

It's also very back to basics, eschewing all electronic technology which is a definite weakness, but it's still a remarkable book encouraging girls to try new things and to break out of their comfort zones.
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K Bloom, December 24, 2007 (view all comments by K Bloom)
This is a great book for the gap of generations; moms can share with daughters and grandmoms can share with granddaughters. It is wonderful not only for the information and collection of activities and projects but it inspires learning and starts conversations. There are so many easy projects that can be done alone or with others. During the holiday break we will make a "sit-upon" together and I will share the memories of the time I made my first "sit-upon". The Daring Book for Girls could possibly be one that lasts generations! I'd also recommend reading Tino Georgiou's bestselling novel--The Fates--if you haven't yet
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780061472572
Subtitle:
Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects
Author:
Andrea J. Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz
Illustrator:
Seabrook, Alexis
Author:
Frauenfelder, Mark
Author:
Peskowitz, Miriam
Author:
Buchanan, Andrea J.
Author:
Buchanan, Andrea
Author:
M
Author:
Peskowitz, Miria
Author:
by Andrea Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz
Publisher:
New Harvest
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Girls in literature.
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Girls -- Conduct of life.
Subject:
Children s-Reference General
Subject:
Crafts for Children
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140506
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4/c throughout
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 8 in 1.2 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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"Staff Pick" by ,

These volumes, The Dangerous Book for Boys and The Daring Book for Girls, are utterly brimming with tips, tools, maps, pictograms, glossaries, advice, game rules, blueprints... you name it! They're fantastic guidebooks for kids. And, truth be told, I learned a lot, too.

"Synopsis" by , In the spirit of The Daring Book for Girls, the first DIY project guide for fathers and daughters from the founder of Boing Boing and editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine.
"Synopsis" by ,

As the editor in chief of MAKE magazine, Mark Frauenfelder has spent years combing through DIY books, but heand#8217;s never been able to find one with geeky projects he can share with his two daughters. Maker Dad is the first DIY book to use cutting-edge (and affordable) technology in appealing projects for fathers and daughters to do together. These crafts and gadgets are both rewarding to make and delightful to play with. Whatand#8217;s more, Maker Dad teaches girls lifelong skillsand#8212;like computer programming, musicality, and how to use basic hand toolsand#8212;as well as how to be creative problem solvers. The bookand#8217;s twenty-four unique projects include:

and#8226;and#160;Drawbot, a lively contraption that draws abstract patterns all by itself

and#8226;and#160;Ice Cream Sandwich Necklace

and#8226;and#160;Friendstrument, an electronic musical instrument girls can play with friends

and#8226;and#160;Longboard

and#8226;and#160;Antigravity Jar

and#8226;and#160;Silkscreened T-Shirt

and#8226;and#160;Retro Arcade Video Game

and#8226;and#160;Host a Podcast

and#8226;and#160;Lunchbox Guitar

and#8226;and#160;Kite Video Camera

Innovative and groundbreaking, Maker Dad will inspire fathers to geek out with their daughters and help girls cultivate an early affinity for math, science, and technology.

and#160;

"Synopsis" by , The manual for everything that adventurous girls need to know: from female heroes in history to secret note-passing skills, science projects to friendship bracelets, the perfect cartwheel to the eternal mystery of what boys are thinking.
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