The Great Big Glorious Book for Girls

• 04 November 2007

If you love the Dangerous Book for Boys, here is the female counterpart. It's only available in the UK currently but there is no doubt in my mind it will hit the US by storm in the not-so-distant future.

Many critics are touting it as gender-stereotypical and a mockery of feminism; so far I'm not buying it. As a parent I've noticed that despite raising my kids the same, my little guy is more inclined to play with things like trains, while my little gal is naturally interested in more creative pursuits. They are who they are. I realize that now. Not to say they can't color or play with trucks together, because my kids do and I think it's great; it's just that they gravitate towards different things on their own. Enough said, I feel a controversial comment section coming on!

From what I read this book is perfect for the 7-12 age group especially. Keep your eyes peeled! I can't wait!

Cool cover, no?

Addendum (a day later): I went to Costco today and saw the Daring Book for Girls...a slightly different version of the above-mentioned book with things like "Building a Campfire" instead of "Learning to Sew". Both seem great to me and both would make great gifts.


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