Bart King is my new hero. On the surface, his books might look like they’re getting by on being similar to the ubiquitous Dangerous Book for Boys. King’s pocket guides—with illustrations of paper airplanes, Chuck Taylors, and a slingshot on their covers—do cash in on that kind of scrappy retro charm. But these books are something entirely different.
If these don’t seem gender-neutral enough, and you have a daughter who is into this kind of thing, rest assured that Bart King also has girl versions: The Big Book of Girl Stuff gracefully and barely touches on puberty, but includes plenty of pranks, code names, and hijinx for kids who like bright pink more than baseballs on the covers of their books.
Should someone you know be interested, visit the author’s web site: www.bartking.net. It includes video clips illustrating some of the guides’ proposed activities!
(Katy Killilea 2009-04-22)
From the Back Cover
Girls can be a mystery-even to themselves. Sometimes girls just need a little guidance and know-how. They get that and more with The Pocket Guide to Girl Stuff.
Acclaimed author Bart King delves into the secret world of girls-with the help of his five sisters and fifty other girls, of course. Fashion, friends, and fun stuff-everything is covered in this volume petite enough to fit in any girl's purse.
Bart King is the author of The Big Book of Girl Stuff, The Big Book of Boy Stuff, The Pocket Guide to Mischief, and The Pocket Guide to Games. Bart lives in Portland, Oregon, where he makes batches of gooseberry marmalade.