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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.

Published: HarperCollins on
ISBN: 9780061840739
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Book: The Daring Book for GirlsAuthor: Miriam PeskowitzCharacters: NoneSetting: Not applicableTheme: Adventures/ imagination and buildingGenre: How to. . . Audience: ages 8 +Curriculum: A teacher can use some of these activities for students to get them excited and actively learning something new so long as they can find the activity relevant to the lesson plan. For example, there's a section on traveling to Africa and there's a map with small captions about each country. Summary: Book is intended to use to have activities and fun using imagination, creating their own adventure and having in the process of learning. Personal Response: This is a really cute book with lots of stuff to do and with illustrations that also seem to add to the context. Some images help more than others but they break up the blocks of text to help keep the attention of the reader.more
Everything a girl needs to know and some fun things to know.... A young girl can lean how to make ivy chains, bandana tying, make her own paper climbing, write letters,knots and stitches and how to press flowers...along with about 75 other really awesome things to do or learn... A must for any girl..more
The Daring Book for Girls by Andrea J. Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz is a great nonfiction book. This book is a girls how-to guide over pretty much everything. This book gives rules to sports such as basketball and softball, shows how to tie knots, fold a shirt Japanese style, and make a seine net.This is a book I would have loved as a young girl. I can’t wait till my girls are big enough to enjoy it.There is also a boy’s version to this book I would have the students read all or parts of both books. I would have them make observations about whether the parts in the book are generally for one sex or the other. Then as a class we would try a few things in the books.more
wonderfull info for playing spys and if you just get boredmore
280 pages of tips on sports, history of women spies, hiking, carving, linguistics, you name it. Too fun, and very nice illustrations.more
As a nostalgic 20-something, I have to say, I preferred [The Dangerous Book for Boys]. Perhaps that stems from the fact that I was a tomboy, and am now the mother of two boys.This certainly has its merits, including some interesting historical lessons tied into more traditional how-tos (I loved the letter writing section paired with letters between Abigail and John Adams). I am very pleased that Peskowitz included a list of books as well. While I own many of them, I always love suggestions of what to pick up next.more
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Book: The Daring Book for GirlsAuthor: Miriam PeskowitzCharacters: NoneSetting: Not applicableTheme: Adventures/ imagination and buildingGenre: How to. . . Audience: ages 8 +Curriculum: A teacher can use some of these activities for students to get them excited and actively learning something new so long as they can find the activity relevant to the lesson plan. For example, there's a section on traveling to Africa and there's a map with small captions about each country. Summary: Book is intended to use to have activities and fun using imagination, creating their own adventure and having in the process of learning. Personal Response: This is a really cute book with lots of stuff to do and with illustrations that also seem to add to the context. Some images help more than others but they break up the blocks of text to help keep the attention of the reader.more
Everything a girl needs to know and some fun things to know.... A young girl can lean how to make ivy chains, bandana tying, make her own paper climbing, write letters,knots and stitches and how to press flowers...along with about 75 other really awesome things to do or learn... A must for any girl..more
The Daring Book for Girls by Andrea J. Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz is a great nonfiction book. This book is a girls how-to guide over pretty much everything. This book gives rules to sports such as basketball and softball, shows how to tie knots, fold a shirt Japanese style, and make a seine net.This is a book I would have loved as a young girl. I can’t wait till my girls are big enough to enjoy it.There is also a boy’s version to this book I would have the students read all or parts of both books. I would have them make observations about whether the parts in the book are generally for one sex or the other. Then as a class we would try a few things in the books.more
wonderfull info for playing spys and if you just get boredmore
280 pages of tips on sports, history of women spies, hiking, carving, linguistics, you name it. Too fun, and very nice illustrations.more
As a nostalgic 20-something, I have to say, I preferred [The Dangerous Book for Boys]. Perhaps that stems from the fact that I was a tomboy, and am now the mother of two boys.This certainly has its merits, including some interesting historical lessons tied into more traditional how-tos (I loved the letter writing section paired with letters between Abigail and John Adams). I am very pleased that Peskowitz included a list of books as well. While I own many of them, I always love suggestions of what to pick up next.more
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