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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 - 13 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 8
  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends; First Edition edition (November 27, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312377061
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312377069
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,826 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for For Boys Only:

“How could you not love a book with monsters, treasures, disasters, tricks, weapons, and Lamborghinis—a must have book for every boy adventurer.”—Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man, Math Curse, Time Warp Trio, and most importantly the creator of a program called, Guys Read

 “Fun . . . if there's one thing that boys like more than having stuff, it’s finding out about stuff.”—Mike Lupica, author of Travel Team, Heat, and Summer Ball

“Filled with facts, puzzles, stats, stories and more, For Boys Only: The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever by Marc Aronson and HP Newquist offers up information on favorite subjects . . . Printed with black and red text and illustrated throughout, this graphically fresh and topically diverse collection should capture the imagination of its target audience.” —Publishers Weekly

“Kids who read For Boys Only won’t realize it, but this treasure trove of information is a tribute to the joys of research. Like The Dangerous Book for Boys, this contains several how-to articles; unlike that best seller, it doesn’t limit itself so narrowly in scope. That certainly helps it earn the ‘baddest’ of its subtitle . . . Designed with cool icons and laid out with an aim to be friendly for Internet-savvy eyes, For Boys Only is the book to get the ‘XY-chromosomer’ on your gift list. Get one for yourself, too, because you’ll learn a lot from it, as well.” —Oklahoma Gazette

“In a tone both light and humorous, Newquist and Aronson aim to please by assembling a tantalizing assortment of codes, puzzles, best lists, brief history and science facts, instructions for fake blood and the ultimate Frisbee, and even advice about facing up to a shark (“try not to bleed too much”) . . . this offers lots of good fun, and with so much chick lit available, it’s nice to see special attention being paid to boys. In fact, there’s nothing here to keep girls away but the title.” —Booklist

"Marc Aronson and HP Newquist’s For Boys Only: The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever,   may be an even cooler treasure trove of knowledge—both useful and arcane—than the runaway hit The Dangerous Book for Boys. It downplays the studied nostalgia for a more Internet-savvy, here-and-now approach. With a cool, icon-driven design, its scattered, uncategorized contents touch on everything from great moments in video games to how to best survive a shark attack.” —Bookgasm (blog)

“This book was awesome and filled with amazing facts. I mean who knew that there was a wave of molasses 10 feet high! This book has neat info for everyone!” —Walker Downs, 12 years old

From the Back Cover

Hey, Boys!

Are you ready for some serious fun?

Maybe learn how to land an airplane in an emergency? Or fight off an alligator? Escape from being tied up? How about taking a ride on one of America’s scariest roller coasters? Learn how to make fake blood, or turn a real bone into a pretzel? What if you could find out how to identify some of the world’s most horrifying creatures? Or learn the secret to making a blockbuster movie? What about guessing the top 11 greatest moments in sports history? Find buried treasure? And once you’ve found the treasure, find out just how much it would cost you to buy one of the world’s most expensive cars.

            From ancient wonders to extreme sports, you’ll find this—and much more—close to 200 pages of the biggest and baddest information on just about everything.

*Bonus Fun*

We dare you to solve four levels of mind-bending puzzles—created by a professional code-breaker—that are riddled throughout the book. Solve the puzzles and come visit us at the biggest, baddest For Boys Only website: www.ForBoysOnlyBook.com.

 

 


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Customer Reviews

I bought this book for my 10 year old grandson for a gift.
Linda McGillis
It is filled with lots of fun and cool information and I think he's really enjoying it.
Tammi E. Taylor
He read it in a matter of days but I still see him re-reading it all the time.
tlodeco

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

82 of 84 people found the following review helpful By Curly Willow on May 9, 2008
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My nearly 10-yr-old son begged me to buy this book for him, and he has been transfixed ever since it arrived! He brings it in the car with him to read! He is in the advanced reading section in school, but I think this book would appeal to a wide age range. I wish I'd thought to keep it to give him during our summer vacation, but the way it's going, he'll be completely through it by then! And to parents -- the content isn't really "bad" -- it's just the right kind of intriguing to keep a young boy's attention -- i.e., breaking codes, spy secrets, obscure trivia, etc.
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86 of 92 people found the following review helpful By Caliboots on February 5, 2008
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How to make fake blood, how to make a bow and arrow (gulp), and clever card tricks are a few of the things my 8-year-old son has brought up at the dinner table since receiving this as a holiday gift. Some of his friends got it too, and it's fun to overhear them discussing it. In addition to the fun stuff, there's good, meaty info, like US presidents and state capitals, etc. There are a ton of "boy" books out there, but this one has the best content for kids. And the very cool design will appeal to boys of all ages. Highly recommended.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Sheila (NJ) on April 17, 2009
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My son and I were fighting over this book as we each endeavored to crack the code hidden on the pages. In addition to all the fun information contained within the covers, there is a puzzle to be solved. Not just a little, spend five minutes on it puzzle, but a long, you must solve this part to get to the next part puzzle - thoroughly entertaining. We had to look up Morse Code and ASCII to solve it which made it fun and educational. It is a truly enjoyable little book.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By K. Keller on April 5, 2009
Format: Hardcover
For Boys Only: The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever
My 8 year old loves to read this book because it states it is for boys only and it actually contains cool stuff that interests him like how to fight a shark, video games, buried treasure and monsters. Perfect for a boy! I bought this to try to find something to capture his interest so he would enjoy reading and it worked!
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Lifelong Learner on December 28, 2008
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I purchased this book for my 9 year old son, who is a reluctant reader. He is now asking me if he can go to his room and read. I am only slightly scared of the ideas the book is putting into his head, but he's got a huge smile on his face, and wants to read, so what more can the parent of a pre-teen boy ask for?!?!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By tlodeco on June 25, 2008
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I gave this to my son for his 12th birthday and he loves it. He read it in a matter of days but I still see him re-reading it all the time. I think even a child who dislikes reading would enjoy this very much.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mark Price on July 21, 2008
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My son doesn't stay focused on reading for long periods. He likes this one very much. It can be enjoyed in short readings and in any order you choose. If you remember Boy Scout Manuals and how much fun they made learning, buy this for your son, he'll like it.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By D. Irish on January 6, 2008
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I bought this book as a Christmas gift for my 9 year old son. It's funny how he's taken right to it. He'll be looking thru the book like he's scheming to find something to pull on his sisters! I think he's enjoying the book more than I expected.
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