I had the chance to rip through a friend’s copy of this recently and found that we were both commenting that a great deal of our childhood was contained in the book. The book was intended for his 12-year-old daughter, who was excited to receive it. After looking through it a little I have to agree: boy or girl doesn’t matter. This summary tells why.
The bestselling book for every boy from eight to eighty, covering essential boyhood skills such as building tree houses, learning how to fish, finding true north and knot tying. The Dangerous Book is a guide book for dads as well as their sons, as a reminder of lore and technique that have not yet been completely lost to the digital age.
This is the kind of stuff that I wish I’d had a manual for when I was a kid. Nothing really stops kids from doing it now but perhaps it’s a nice kick-start for a youngster not into those things because they don’t know about it yet. Coupled with a parent’s assistance and enthusiasm on the activities located inside, you’ve got a good time brewing in no time flat.