Friday, May 15, 2009

Book Review/Throwdown: The Double Daring Book for Girls


I was lucky enough to get to read the Daring Book for Girls as part of a MotherTalk book review. I loved the book so much that I bought it for several friends.

I was delighted to recently get a copy of The Double-Daring Book for Girls. This book basically picks up where the first book left off, and is chock-full of fun, inexpensive activities for girls (and my boy got into the action on some of them).

I love this book because it's not just fun fluff. There are also tons of useful facts, presented in a kid-friendly, entertaining way. I love the section on the Moon and Moon Lore as much as I loved the instructions on how to paint a room. The Girl Child and I are going to make a snow globe, and both the children particularly loved learning the dance moves to the "YMCA", which are helpfully illustrated in this book.

To promote this fun book, I would like to challenge all of my readers to a Hula-Hoop contest.

You heard me.

There is a section of this book called, "How to Hula-Hoop". One would think you wouldn't forget such things, but apparently the passage of time does dull the mind, so I read up on it, found an old hoop I had and twisted again like I did last summer. Okay, well, MANY summers ago.

I made it around 24 times. Can you beat me?

(IT'S SO ON!)

There are tons of fun activities in this book and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for fun, practical, and inexpensive activties for your kids. You can read more about it at the website. And it's available for purchase at Amazon and other booksellers.

I loved this book! And if you can beat my hula-hooping skilz, let me know.

6 comments:

Kimberly said...

I keep trying to hula hoop but the lack of a waist is a serious handicap.

This book sounds like a blast!

Lil Mouse said...

I could never hula hoop. how does it compare to the dangerous book for boys? fluff compared to it? pondering getting it for my hubs and girl, but if this book is okay, may do it instead...

MDA said...

I got to 3 on the h-hoop. But I don't have hips.

Bethany said...

There isn't a big enough hoop for me to hula.

rach said...

can anyone tell me what age group this book is appropriate for? is 8 yrs too young? my 8-yr-old has a very short attention span still... would this work for her? thanks!

rach said...

can anyone tell me what age group this book is appropriate for? is 8 yrs too young? my 8-yr-old has a very short attention span still... would this work for her? thanks!