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UNBORED Adventure: 70 Seriously Fun Activities for Kids and Their Families Paperback – October 6, 2015
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“An old-fashioned child's activity book for a modern Gen-X parented family.” ―The New York Times on UNBORED
“If you can't find an exciting activity to do in this book, there might be something wrong with you.” ―Sports Illustrated Kids on UNBORED
“This book busts boredom . . . You may never hear those dreaded words again.” ―Family Fun on UNBORED
About the Author
Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen are the authors of UNBORED: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun and UNBORED Games: Serious Fun for Everyone. Josh is editor of the website HiLobrow and coauthor and coeditor of several books. Elizabeth's stories on children and families have appeared in the New York Times, Slate, Parents, and elsewhere.
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“Unbored Adventure” is a wonderful little (174 pp) book. It is a compilation of well over 70 activities in the adventure world for kids, adults, and those who never grew up. With easily followed, open ended directions for everything from camouflage to packing kits, to survival skills to mapping, to sensory sharpening, to orienteering, to lashing, to backyard adventures, to paracord bracelets to tree houses, there is lots and lots for anyone of any age to go out and enjoy.
The directions are amazingly clear and easy to follow without being overly detailed or imposing. The directions leave room for improvisation. The entire book is very well and clearly written.
The formatting is well done. The cover is while flexible is much strong than paper back. While at first glance the book seems cluttered, everything is in its place and well pictured or diagrammed.
This is an excellent book for families with young children, for preteens, for teens, for young adults wanting to explore the outdoors, for people of any age who just want to do something outside and never had family or opportunity to learn how.
There are at least two more “unbored” books, “Unbored Games” and “Unbored Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun” which I intend to explore shortly.