This was one of the funnest book reviews I think I've ever done! I always love off-the-wall books that present you with facts and figures you thought you'd never know. And when those facts are zany and trivial, it makes it that much better. That's exactly the type of book we are reviewing this week in DK Publishing's, "The Unofficial Official Handbook For Boys."
There is no plot, no storyline and no rhyme or reason to the scores of quirky factoids, jokes, mind-twisters, tips and tricks for boys that pack this handbook from cover to cover. This is a truly random and outlandish book of facts, figures and information that is going to be gracing the rooms of boys, armchairs and coffee tables for a long time! From the very first page, this book grabs your attention and doesn't let it go until you reach the back cover.
Pick up this book and you're going to discover a very wide variety of factoids - like how long of a line you can draw with a single pencil, what chickens have in common with dinosaurs, whether or not frogs have ears, what to do if you come face to face with an alligator, and everybody's favorite, how to track animals by their scat. Yuk! Every time you turn a page in this handbook, you're struck with something you simply never knew.
This handbook also has a ton of activities that kids can try (not just boys), like how to make a bug trap, how to open a successful lemonade stand, tricks to do with a jump rope, how to make a worm farm, how to make and use your own sidewalk chalk, and possibly the most useful of the bunch, how to be nice to your sister!
This book isn't just for boys either. It is great for girls to read - and parents too. And as usual, DK filled every nook and cranny of the book with amazingly detailed and stunning photographs.
Retailing for $20 USD, Trailstop is currently offering The Unofficial Official Handbook For Boys for a whopping 40% off! Hurry and pick yours up today. Makes a great gift for anyone.