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The Boys' Book: How to be the Best at Everything

The Boys' Book: How to be the Best at Everything

Book rating: 03 Hardback

By (author) Guy Macdonald, Illustrated by Guy Macdonald

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  • Publisher: Buster Books
  • Format: Hardback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 204mm x 16mm | 260g
  • Publication date: 5 October 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1905158645
  • ISBN 13: 9781905158645
  • Sales rank: 21,966

Product description

At last a book that no boy, young or old, should be without; a book that guarantees hours of fun; a book that shows readers exactly how to be the best at everything. Who could resist? Find out how to slam dunk a basketball, how to build a basic raft, how to write in secret code, how to find water in the desert, how to do an Ollie on your skateboard, how to work out which way is north without a compass, how to fly a helicopter, how to win at conkers, how to tie essential knots, how to take a penalty kick and how to build a campfire,

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Author information

Guy Macdonald was born in 1972. He grew up in a rambling old house surrounded by huge yew trees that he became very good at climbing. Across the fields was a river where he fished with string from a bamboo cane and made campfires. His greatest achievements of all time are: ripping a telephone directory in half, holding his breath for nearly two minutes underwater and whistling through a blade of grass. He has also co-written a series of children's fiction books called An Awfully Beastly Business about a werewolf boy who climbs trees, makes campfires and, given the chance, could almost certainly fold a single piece of paper at least seven times

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By Third Oak 23 Apr 2013 3

I was keen to give this book to a young friend, that is, until I received it in the mail. I was disappointed to find that unlike the books such as "A Dangerous Book for Boys"; in THIS book the sketches/artwork were what I would call grotesque and unappealing.
Also I found some of the projects were not things that I would be encouraging my son/boys to do ... as several were far from noble. A few examples are:
"How to insult someone and get away with it" or
"How to annoy your Brothers and Sisters" or
"How to spook your family" etc.
I wish I hadn't spent money on this book. Though there ARE some lovely and good ideas throughout, yet it didn't outweigh the negatives for me.

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