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The Girls' Book


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This is the ultimate handbook for girls everywhere. Full of great activities, games and things to make and do that will keep girls busy for hours on end, it is perfect for any girl with a sense of fun and adventure.

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Juliana Foster worked as a non-fiction editor for Headline Book Publishing before becoming a freelance editor and proofreader. She is also the author of three non-fiction books - The Girls' Book (Michael O'Mara), The Christmas Book (Michael O'Mara) and Moan About Men (Headline). She lives in Kent.


Gr 4-7-Both of these titles are filled with fun tidbits and suggestions for "beating the rest" at myriad interesting things. They are certain to be popular with readers who have plenty of free time and an adventurous spirit. Examples of more than 150 combined skills ranging from benign (making bubble bath) to outrageous (ripping a phone book in half) to outrageously exaggerated (how to survive in outer space/how to cope if zombies attack). The titles open with disclaimers disavowing any responsibility for accidents or injuries incurred from acting on the information contained within-these texts must be used with heavy doses of common sense. The boys' text contains the more outlandish tips-"Fight off a crocodile." "Escape quicksand." In Girls, the suggestions are more sedentary: "Give yourself a perfect manicure." "Knit with your fingers." "Grow a crystal." But if taken in the spirit of fun, many readers will enjoy the experiences while those with an underdeveloped sense of irony might be better off skipping certain entries.-Elaine Baran Black, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

At last, here is a book that no girl should be without; a book that guarantees hours of fun; a book that will encourage girls to turn off the TV and go and do something interesting instead. The Daily Mail A good, fun read for any girl - this book will certainly give your party piece repertoire a boost. Hours of fun. The Sun Boredom will be a distant memory, top stuff! Mizz It makes a pretty good shot at providing the 21st century girl with all they need to know to shine. Families Online

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