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July 1st, 2007, 04:16 PM
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For those of you ladies who have boys, will have boys, or have husbands who are big boys...this book is HIGHLY recommended.
DF's dad bought it for him for Father's Day as we have a little boy on the way, in hopes this will be something Jake can share with Hayden and could be passed down for generations! In the new age of video games, cell phones, arcades, etc. this is a great way for boys to learn the things that are becoming lost as technology advances, things as simple as tying knots and building paper airplanes, to making a battery or making a go-cart!
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The Dangerous Book is a guide book for dads as well as their sons, as a reminder of lore and technique that have not yet been completely lost to the digital age. Recall the adventures of Scott of the Antarctic and the Battle of the Somme, relearn how to palm a coin, tan a skin, and, most charmingly, wrap a package in brown paper and string. The book's ambitions are both modest and winningly optimistic: you get the sense that by learning how to place a splint or write in invisible ink, a boy might be prepared for anything, even girls (which warrant a small but wise chapter of their own).

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"This book is full of things I'd didn't even know (at age 37!) I'm giving it as a gift to my father-in-law...and saving a copy for my 2-year-old son. HIGHLY recommended! "

"This was a Father's Day gift to my sons and my husband. They loved it and I noticed them continuously picking up the book and looking something up or just browsing through. It lead to many conversations between father and sons about childhood memories.....therapy and connections in a book!! "

"My 9-year old son immediately realized that the "Dangerous Book for Boys" was not only dangerous but also fabulous. Well not really dangerous but fun and real and not a video game. He immediately made a fishing kit and we went fishing the next day. Didn't catch a thing. But had a great father-son experience of getting outdoors on a summer day together"

"I bought four books: one for my husband, one for my son-in-law, one for my brother-in-law and one for my daughter. (They have three sons) I only wish I had owned one when I was a (tom)boy. Although, in those days, we did most of the things in Iggulden's book. Even for grandmothers like me, the book is above all, a good read. "

"I purchased three of these books for Father's Day gifts! The books claim to be great for guys from ages eight to 80 years old, and I would have to agree. All my guys loved them, and will be probably even be doing some of the fun projects together. It reminded me somewhat of a Boy Scout's guide, but with really cool facts and stories that every guy should know. Highly recommend this book! "
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July 2nd, 2007, 08:33 AM
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...as a reminder of lore and technique that have not yet been completely lost to the digital age. Recall the adventures of Scott of the Antarctic and the Battle of the Somme, relearn how to palm a coin, tan a skin, and, most charmingly, wrap a package in brown paper and string. The book's ambitions are both modest and winningly optimistic: you get the sense that by learning how to place a splint or write in invisible ink, a boy might be prepared for anything,...[/b]
That info alone is worth checking the book out.

Thanks for the heads up!
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