My home acquired a copy of
The Daring Book for Girls last week and it was an instant hit. Not a big surprise — we were already fans of The Dangerous Book for Boys and couldn’t wait for the girl version to come out. It’s written by Andrea J. Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz. I know nothing about either author, but I think they did a great job.

And to be honest, I was a little worried I might not like it. Would it be too pc? Would it be too girly and assume girls mostly like to groom? Would it pretend girls are the same as boys? But my worries were unfounded. It’s lovely.

Some of my favorite sections:
Make Your Own Quill Pen

Telling Ghost Stories

How to Play Four Square (My kids were totally asking me about Four Square and I couldn’t remember the rules. Hooray for the book!)
How to Tie a Sari

Lemon-Powered Clock

Campfire Songs

Robert’s Rules

Books That Will Change Your Life
Plus, lots of interesting women throughout history. And the French and Spanish words and phrases that every girl needs to know. And many, many, many more sections.

Oh. And the cover has this subtle glitter thing going on that is really fantastic. I’ve already bought two copies as gifts. A great book. Ralph finds it as interesting as Maude found The Dangerous Book for Boys. If you have both sons and daughters, you’ll enjoy having both books in your home.

Available here.