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ISBN10: 0982053959
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Remember how to make a spool tank? How to whip apples? What to do with a discarded umbrella? Whether "pennies" comes before or after "spank the baby" in mumbly-peg? And your kid never knew any of these things in the first place, to forget in the second place? Robert Paul Smith remembers, and he has set it down for all to see — these things and many others, like rubber-band guns, and slings, and clamshell bracelets, and the collection, care, and use of horse-chestnuts. This book frees children from video games for a few hours, a handbook on the avoidance of boredom, a primer on solitude — a childs declaration of independence. It reveals "how to do nothing with nobody all alone by yourself" — real things, fascinating things, the things that we and our parents did as kids. Its a book for kids, but parents are not prohibited from reading it.

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First published in 1958, this book frees children from video games for a few hours, offering a handbook on the avoidance of boredom, a primer on solitude--a child's declaration of independence. Illustrations.

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Daniel P. B., February 16, 2010 (view all comments by Daniel P. B.)
Here are some things you can do following the instructions in this book:

Make a spool tank (a homemade windup toy that creeps forward slowly like an army tank); a "button buzz-saw;" a handkerchief parachute; a harmless handkerchief "blackjack." Make a squeaky noise with two blades of grass. Do cool things with dandelion stems and leaves. Make a little basket out of burrs. Put your name on a pencil. Give a pencil a decorative checkerboard grip. Play Mumbly-Peg with a boy scout knife. Make a bracelet out of a clamshell. Make a needle dart. Make a leather sucker. Play "killers" with horse chestnuts. Make a Spanish bolas with horse chestnuts. Make a bull-roarer, an indoor boomerang, an outdoor boomerang, several kinds of slingshot, a throwing-stick. Make a bow and arrow out of a broken umbrella. Make polly-noses from maple tree wing things. Pop jewel-weed pods. Make pussy-willow bees and cats. Make a pin piano. Make a "bavoom-thing," a peach-pit basket, a rubber-band-powered paddlewheel boat, a paper airplane, a paper helicopter, and a thing made from a wishbone that surprises people by jumping suddenly into the air.
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ISBN:
9780982053959
Author:
Smith, Robert Paul
Publisher:
Tin House Books
Introduction by:
Collins, Paul
Introduction:
Collins, Paul
Illustrator:
Smith, Elinor Goulding
Author:
Smith, Elinor Goulding
Author:
Collins, Paul
Subject:
Games & Activities - General
Subject:
Amusements
Subject:
Children s-Games
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations throughout
Pages:
130
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 10 oz
Age Level:
09-UP

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Remember how to make a spool tank? How to whip apples? What to do with a discarded umbrella? Whether "pennies" comes before or after "spank the baby" in mumbly-peg? And your kid never knew any of these things in the first place, to forget in the second place? Robert Paul Smith remembers, and he has set it down for all to see — these things and many others, like rubber-band guns, and slings, and clamshell bracelets, and the collection, care, and use of horse-chestnuts. This book frees children from video games for a few hours, a handbook on the avoidance of boredom, a primer on solitude — a childs declaration of independence. It reveals "how to do nothing with nobody all alone by yourself" — real things, fascinating things, the things that we and our parents did as kids. Its a book for kids, but parents are not prohibited from reading it.
"Synopsis" by , First published in 1958, this book frees children from video games for a few hours, offering a handbook on the avoidance of boredom, a primer on solitude--a child's declaration of independence. Illustrations.
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