The Daring Book for Girls by Andrea J. Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz was like a stroll down memory lane for me. The kinds of things they have included in the book really do hearken back to a simpler time when kids actually played outside all day long and the secrets of “Bloody Mary” and “Light as a Feather” were exchanged amidst scared yet giggly girls at slumber parties.
I feel really old saying this but times sure have changed. But this is why I love The Daring Book for Girls so much; for it’s potential to maybe, just maybe, bring back a little bit of those simpler times.
Here’s the description from Amazon.com, which will give you a good idea of what’s covered in The Daring Book for Girls:
The Daring Book for Girls is the manual for everything that girls need to know—and that doesn’t mean sewing buttonholes! Whether it’s female heroes in history, secret note-passing skills, science projects, friendship bracelets, double dutch, cats cradle, the perfect cartwheel or the eternal mystery of what boys are thinking, this book has it all. But it’s not just a guide to giggling at sleepovers—although that’s included, of course! Whether readers consider themselves tomboys, girly-girls, or a little bit of both, this book is every girl’s invitation to adventure.
If you have a girl who seems to be growing up a bit too quickly or would rather be instant messaging on her computer, texting with her friends or watching way too much Hannah Montana instead of DOING things, maybe this is the book that can turn that around. We can hope, can’t we?