I am leaving this review on behalf of my husband, whom I gave the book to on Father's Day. He had read a review of it months ago and thought it seemed "cool". He absolutely loves it and can't wait to do the things in it with our infant son in the future. The book is so original and unique, explaining boyhood activities that may have been long-forgotten in this "technical, computer-based" world. Love it!!!!!
Be prepared to spend some time reading this with your son. Each topic is about a 15 minute read and spurs some great conversation or activity. My 9-year old son asks if we can read the book together just about every night. It's quite apparant that the writers are not Americans. When it comes to truly American topics (i.e. stickball), they get some of the facts wrong. It doesn't really matter though because it just gives me more to talk about with my son. This is a great book and fun to read. I highly recommend it.
i purchased this for one of my grandsons, (age 9)...after seeing a favorable review on A.M. TV...i received great feedback from him! so, today i am sending the book to my other grandson who is older,,a new (13) teen, who i thought might be too old for the book but...i am told ,,by g-son #1 it is suitable.
My husband found this book and thought it would be a great gift for his nephew. We picked up a second ocpy for us. There's lots of great projects and things for boys and their dads to do. A great bonding book - perfect for Fathre's Day.
Grown ups were equally satisfied with this book. The big boys pored over it for hours. Lots of great information presented in a unique, fun way. History and Science along with some practical advice - like how to waterproof matches for camping. Girls and women got a big kick out of it too. Page after page it's hard to put down! And the hardbound edition is hefty and beautiful.
This book is the best book my son and I have ever read for boys! As a matter of fact, my husband is reading it along with my son! A great collection of history, science, play, and creativity! A MUST have for any would-be couch potato! Guaranteed to get your young man away from the video games!