Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Daring Book for Girls

A while ago I reviewed The Dangerous Book for Boys for Parent Bloggers Network and found it to be a good reminder that, when it comes to raising a son, I have a lot to learn and a ton of experiences ahead of me. The Daring Book for Girls reminded me that I have a lot I still need to experience for myself.

The book by Andrea Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz, covers pretty much every topic I could ever think of possibly needing or wanting to know more about. How's that for comprehensive? They even have a cool little video to give you a preview. But this gist is, each little chapter (there are about 107 of them) covers info and overviews on a variety of important topics like what you should pack for Africa, what you should carry in your toolbox, and what you should know about Joan of Arc. Also, there are many how-tos included like how to whistle with two fingers, read palms, play hearts, build a campfire, be a spy, invest in bonds. Seriously. Why did I waste time going to school? Reading through this book, I felt like I somehow missed a lot of good information in the late 70s, early 80s.

So that's why I'm thinking this book isn't just for little girls. Although, my nieces will all find a copy of this wrapped under the tree in a few weeks. I'm thinking, I'm giving this to my friends for birthday presents. Because you're never too old learn how to make your own paper (and quill pen). More importantly, you're never too old to be a daring girl!

Feeling daring? Leave a comment to enter a giveaway...we'll give one copy of The Daring Book for Girls away to one lucky winner, who will be chosen Midnight on Friday. Good luck!

Also, Kristin Chase, co-founder of PBN will be speaking to the authors, Andi and Miriam, on her radio show podcast tonight, along with Joanne from Punditmom and Bitsy from ValuewIT.com. Check out the show at this link tonight, Wed. 11/14, at 9-9:30 EST. Hear from the authors themselves what they were thinking when they wrote their chapters on boys and making cootie catchers.

99 comments:

Corey said...

I've been eying this one! I'd love to win.

Prisca said...

With two young girls at home I definitely need this!

Accessories said...

A great read for myself, and I'm sure there will be tons to pass along to my daughter!!

Peter Schott said...

I'm sure my daughter would appreciate some of the bits in here, especially as she gets older. I lean more towards the "Dangerous Book" myself, but I'm the dad, so I guess that's normal.

Kristen said...

I've heard so much about his book. I'd love to read it myself.

Kara said...

I was so excited to see this book when it came out. I loved the book for boys... so this one will have to be good.

windycindy said...

Hello, What a wonderful book giveaway! Please add me to your contest. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes@hotmail.com

Christina said...

I hae heard so much about this book in blog world! Being that I have 2 daughters, I'd love to read this! Please enter me...

lev53211 said...

please enter me!!!

Katie said...

Why, I AM feeling daring! And lucky...

Silvia said...

My daughter would love to get this book!

Susanne said...

With two girls of my own, we need this around here!! Thanks..

stbaisch@yahoo.com

sara said...

I've been eyeing this for my niece for Christmas...Would be awesome to win it! Thanks for the chance!
sblilly14(@)yahoo(.)com

Naomi said...

This would be great for my little daredevil!

Bix'Mom said...

Bix is already a daring little girl (she gets it from her mom and aunt) How great would a book that builds on that be?!

Cocoa said...

My daughter checked out the Dangerous Book for Boys from the book moblie and loves it. She said I hope they make a book for girls.

We have six daughters so I'm pretty sure this would be a much loved book at our house!

InnaC said...

My daughter would love this!

redheadedhowler said...

My kids have the "boy" version, we'd love to have the "girl" book too!

lusciousnis said...

Would def love to read this myself!!

Becky said...

I would love to win this.

Mike said...

This could be great for my daughter. I might cheat and read it too.

Lynn said...

I would love to read this book and then give it to my daughter!

Jenna Z said...

Oh, I've wanted to know how to do a cartwheel my whole life! I need this book!
beastbunny@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Count me in!! I want to read this now; my daughter will one day!! :0) (meg.wilson@gmail.com)

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

I would love to win!

Ginny said...

I would love this book!

Carmen said...

Ooh, I've been waiting for this one - thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me for the draw!

lace said...

this has been on my to investigate list. I would love a copy.

The Saunders Family said...

i would love to win this book!

jbubolz-miller said...

Id love to give this to my niece. Thanks!

MrsStrand said...

Would love to have this for my daughter!

ashlynn said...

I saw how cute this book is last week - love it!

The Heller Family said...

I love the Daring Book for Boys and would love to add this one!

PS said...

Would love this book! Thanks!

kevnjacks said...

What a great book - it's full of things that I want to learn myself! :)

2migirlsmom said...

with 2 girls, we definitely need this in our home.

Jill said...

I have the boy's book - please complete my set!

angbrimwil said...

Have heard all about this book. I would love to win it.

Becca said...

This book looks fabulous!

Michele said...

I want it for me and my daughter

Emily said...

I could really use that before I have any girls!

MamaChristy said...

My boys have the "Dangerous" book and I covet the "Daring" book for myself...

Brooke said...

Please randomly select me!!

LaLa said...

This book reminds me of some of the books i have that used to belong to my Grandma, Girls Own Annual and stuff like that

Chief Family Officer said...

I'm very interested in this book!

tami said...

what a great gift idea for girlfriends! and I'd love a copy for myself. My daughter can borrow it when she gets older, of course.

mamalang said...

Ohhhhhh...I so want this book. Now I can add it to my Christmas list.

mj said...

I'd love this for my daughters!

fairyhalo said...

Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

kbearse@gmail.com said...

Please, pretty please . . .

theteo5 said...

i love this...i haven't seen the girls version yet.

~Amber~ said...

Totally awesome! My preteen daughter would love to read this book!!

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Rachel said...

Ohh this looks so interesting

Anonymous said...

I'm really interested to see this book, especially after all the great reviews it has gotten! Bet my daughter would love it.

disarray [at] onebox [dot] com

mhnice said...

Awesome!!

Anonymous said...

My neice would love this.

megankortepeter@hotmail.com

heather h said...

I've been curious about this book, I'd love to read it!

meka foo said...

I feel DARING! We would love this!

waco con queso said...

Married to a daring wife... doin' my best to raise a daring girl. A daddy's girl, but a daring one nonetheless.

(I was thinking about you the other day on B.U. homecoming. I wondered if you ever came back to your alma mater. Don't know why, but I remembered the night that you let me drive your car to Fort Worth or Dallas for a M.W.S. concert. Remember that? You probably don't. That's probably in that big stack of memories that was lost... but I've got it if you ever need to remember...)

Love ya, gal.
jp

Kam said...

I would love to read this!
kammy28@gmail.com

KCG said...

61 Comments. Good grief.

Kristina said...

We have the Daring book for boys, but I MUST have The Daring Book for Girls for my daughter! Thanks for the giveaway.

Michael Phillips said...

Ooh I know just the girl for this one.

zeitersouth said...

If my new baby isn't a girl, my sister could always use this for hers!

sara in tx said...

This is on my wish list! I have the Dangerous Book for Boys and love it :)

Magpie said...

I have the boy version, and I think I need the girl version as companion.

KB said...

Thanks for the tip. I'm working with three 7th grade girls through a mentoring program at work and it sounds like a great holiday gift.

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

I would LOVe to win a copy of this book. Ill add ya to the contest blog later today!

http://contestaddict.blogspot.com/

Heather aka Mom in the Know said...

I have a 6&soon to be 8 year old, I need it lol.

Opening Pandora said...

I've been eyeing this for my DD - we'd love to win it!

Bree said...

This looks great! breetrott at comcast dot net

Allanna said...

I would love to win this for my daughter.
(Then I'll have to actually go out and BUY the Boy's book for her twin. But I might be able to handle that.)

jen said...

I love, love, love this book!

GinkgoJoe said...

For my dad's birthday, I gave him the The Dangerous book for Boys. My Mom's Birthday is January 24th... this would be an amazing and fitting gift. Happy blogging!

Jen said...

I have this on my wishlist for me, but my four nieces, my one year old daughter, my sister, and even my mom will get the benefits! I have a copy reserved at the library, but I need it for my bookshelf! I hope I win!

Holly said...

Oh goodness. I want this real, real bad.

Kathleen said...

I love your description...that you need a book for you after the Dangerous Book for Boys and your son. I'd love to win this

Kelcey at the mama bird diaries said...

I keep meaning to order it. I would love to win it.

laurie said...

Look at you go girl -- 80 comments! I was so excited when I saw that this book came out. I already gave the Dangerous...Boys book to every guy I know. Now I can fulfill all my girlfriends' wishes -- including me! Yahoo!

ikkinlala said...

This sounds like a wonderful book!

Janne said...

This looks great! Thanks.

JIll said...

I have wanted this book since I first hear about it. Count me in!

Bebemiqui said...

I'd love this book.

Audra Marie said...

I'd love this book for my girls. :)

compulsive writer said...

I was going to say I really really need this book for my daughter--the only girl in a family full of boys.

But I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I really really want this book for myself, too.

AHA said...

Very interesting as I'm realizing how 'careful' my little girl is...

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Count me in please! I've been wanting this one and the Dangerous Book for Boys.

blogged ya: http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2007/11/thursday-edition-of-contests-galore_15.html

Mrs. H said...

Would love this for my daughter as son already has the book for boys and she would be thrilled.

toblerone said...

I've been wanting this book for DD! And for me, too, of course.

Rick said...

I bought a copy of "The Dangerous Book for Boys" for my child while my wife was still pregnant. Looks like I guessed wrong: she's a girl!

LaLa said...

Everything I've read about these books makes me want to read them!

Laura said...

I love to read and this one has been on my must read list for sometime. Would love to win it!

llgaddis@cox.net

Betsy said...

Like to read this one!

Laura K said...

I'd love to add this to my classroom library!

Amy A said...

Sounds like a great read.
amyjohnallen at bellsouth dot net

kris said...

I teach at an all girls school and I just had a daughter! I could use this book for both! Pick me! :) Thanks!

kriscwilliams@hotmail.com

Girl con Queso said...

mj, you won. Email me at helloqueso at gmail dot com. Whoohoo!

Rachel said...

I'm giving one of these to my daughter and one of the "boys" to my son. Of course they're 4 and 1 so we know who's really getting these!!