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The Girls' Book: How to Be the Best at Everything Hardcover – September 1, 2007
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Alexandra B, age 8
The rest of the book contains information of direct interest to both genders, such as sudoku-puzzle solving procedures, chopstick-use methods, ameliorating jet lag effects, hello and good-bye greetings in several languages, etc. Some of the content involves survival skills, such as concentrating water in a desert, use of the compass, the Morse Code, etc.
Parts of the book made my sides split with laughter, such as the entry on excuses for coming late to school, dealing with an alien invasion, how to annoy others in an elevator, various practical jokes to play on the unsuspecting, etc.
I've always wanted to know the perfect way to annoy people in an elevator, analyze handwriting, knit with just my fingers, master math and whistle really, really loudly!
All this and much, much more can be mastered thanks to Juliana Foster's book, which is, incidentally, a total KEEPER!
It is funny to read because a lot of the advice is tongue-in-cheek (how to annoy people in elevators) but there are only a couple practical things to do in it (finger knitting, whistling).
Instead, get the The Daring Book for Girls which is a lot more oriented toward activities and stuff to do and learn.
This compact little guide provides advice on many issues of concern to girls including: "How to look your best in photos" and "How to put together the best dance routines." The presentation is in a question and answer format with some black and white illustrations, and diagrams. The over 75 responses, some as brief as half a page, others as long as a couple of pages cover a wide range of topics: "How to do a su doku puzzle" "How to survive in the desert" and "How to annoy your family and friends". Some responses describe accurately how to make an item, like an origami frog, while others are clearly tongue-in-cheek, "How to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope." The lack of pizzazz is a drawback when children are accustomed to bright colors and vivid design, and may result in low sales.
A girls guide on how to be an obnoxious, ignorant, stuck up brat.
Not only are today's younger girls becoming more superficial, misinformed, ignorant, and mindless, this book only reinforces it by providing a form of authority to support lousy behavior.
I read through this book and every page boggled my mind at how anyone would want their young daughters to read this kind of garbage.
Yes, this book is full of misinformation (the section on animals), tells girls to behave like stuck up snobs (celebrity page), and promotes irritating and obnoxious behavior (how to annoy people). So what does a girl gain from reading this? She doesn't become more educated, Doesn't become more informed, doesn't become smarter, doesn't get to think about anything, doesn't become better at anything.
Looks like anyone with any kind of idea can publish any lousy book nowadays and make money by taking advantage of people's apathy about everything.
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In the words of my 10 year old granddaughter, it was really, really cool. She loved all the excuses you could use for being late. In my words, this book was a winnerPublished 16 days ago by CT Buyer
Very good book - ordered for 10 year old goddaughter and feel sure she will like it. It's very informative and very well written so that it can be easily understood.Published 22 days ago by Brenda P. Golden
LOVE! My daughter keeps this downstairs to read at night, full of tips and tricks an games and stories, would definitely buy more!!Published 3 months ago by Ashly b.