The Family Book

The Family Book : Amazing Things to Do Together

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A spiffy guide to spending quality time with your family! Within these over-sized, illustrated pages you'll find humorous instructions on how to: Prove you're a mathematical genius, negotiate your allowance with sign language, and create secret codes! Escape from a charging elephant and make a memorable breakfast in bed! Create a photographic family tree and tell if your dad has been replaced by an alien! And more than 100 other amazing things to do with your family!

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  • Hardback | 182 pages
  • 193.04 x 241.3 x 22.86mm | 680.39g
  • 01 Aug 2008
  • Scholastic
  • New York, NY
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0545057574
  • 9780545057578
  • 963,476

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With THE FAMILY BOOK, Scholastic waxes nostalgic about the time before television, video games, iPods, and cell phones. Believe it or not, families actually used to gather around, playing games that involved nothing more than pen and paper or their imaginations! Seriously - it's all true! In what can sometimes be called a satirical manner, THE FAMILY BOOK brings out all the games, activities, and family-bonding rituals of yore: charades, "mind reading" tricks, puzzles, and ways to amuse and amaze your family and friends. The hilarity ensues with tips on how to wash your dog in space, how to make toys out of junk, and such favorites as short-sheeting a bed and how to vanquish (and even slay!) vampires. Yes, it's quirky, and yes, it may take a miracle for your family to actually sit down together and try out some of the activities. In the long run, though, it will be worth it, especially to see your mom actually begin to think she's invisible or your dad trying to escape a car that's perched on the edge of a cliff.show more
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