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Texts and Tunes: Dangerous and Daring

Give your kids these books that will teach them all sorts of old tricks and get them off the couch. Boys can dive into Dangerous Book For Boys ($15) and girls can bury themselves in the Daring Book For Girls ($15).

The Dangerous Book For Boys by Conn and Hal Igguiden teaches young rascals how to tie knots, make paper airplanes, fish, craft bows and arrows out of front-yard tools, build a tree house, act out coin tricks, and assemble go-carts.

The Daring Book For Girls by Andrea Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz counsels girls on public speaking, softball rules, origami fortunetellers, and how to make a handlebar scooters. It also talks about tying a sari, Chinese jump rope, and building a campfire.

Kids won't believe how much fun can come from these two texts. And, the activities provide bonding time for parents and children.

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sexyeyes sexyeyes 9 years
Cool idea!
chancleta chancleta 9 years
i love these for any age! 30 year olds included
bp21sugar bp21sugar 9 years
the dangerous book for boys would be a great gift for my nephew, and it would be a nice way for us to have fun and spend time together
Jinx Jinx 9 years
TNgirl TNgirl 9 years
What a neat idea!
bluesuze bluesuze 9 years
My husband bought the boy version. It's like a boy scout manual. Pretty cool.
sashak sashak 9 years
Chinese Jumprope!! I OWNED that shizz when I 8!!
Jennifer777 Jennifer777 9 years
mmm...reminds me of my childhood...
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
I saw the boy version of this on my bf's nightstand when I first started seeing him!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
Kids??!?!!? I got this for my 28yr old boyfriend for his birthday and he loved it haha Fun to look back on!
Critty Critty 9 years
I bought the Daring Book for Girls for my cousin's daughter - it looks so fun. There is a whole chapter on how to run a lemonade stand which was my favorite way to make money when I was little. I can just see all the moms running away in horror now "You want lemonade from someone else's house??? No way!! Get back inside."
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Haha those are sweet! Yea MotoLinz...I remember practiclly livign outside when I was younger! My bike was my best friend!
MotoLinz MotoLinz 9 years
I saw these at Target about two hours ago and thumbed through them for a few minutes. It took me back to all the fun I had as a kid - when kids actually went outside, ran around, and got into mischief rather than sitting in front of the TV like bumps on a log.
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