The Big Book of Girl Stuff

The Big Book of Girl Stuff

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This comprehensive guide shares everything a girl needs to know - from sleepovers to diaries, makeup, shopping, school and everything in between.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 175.26 x 259.08 x 30.48mm | 861.82g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, United States
  • English
  • 158685819X
  • 9781586858193
  • 139,332

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The Big Book of Girl Stuff is packed with amazing facts, activities, and everything you need to know about how cool it is to be a girl! In this book, you'll learn: How to build a compliment kit How to make a friendship bracelet Why boys smell so bad How to calm a crying baby How your biology teacher knows you didn't do your homework How to shop How to deal with a killer crush How to make a fake belly button piercing And much, much more!
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From the author who brought you The Big Book of Boy Stuff, comes this hip, entertaining guide, written with the collaboration of author Bart King's five sisters (Gretchen, Kathleen, Melinda, Sarah, and Mary), as well as input from dozens of girls, young women, teachers, and moms everywhere. The Big Book of Girl Stuff has everything a girl needs to know;from sleepovers to shopping, boys, dieting, friendship, fashion, babysitting, dancing, diaries, and more. It's the ultimate guide to being a girl and loving it! This book offers inspiration, empowerment, and some seriously great laughs just when girls need it the most. It's brimming with information, activities, quotes, games, smart asides, and fascinating facts. A must-have for every girl!
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Bart King is my new hero. On the surface, his books might look like they're getting by on being similar to the ubiquitous Dangerous Book for Boys. King's pocket guides-with illustrations of paper airplanes, Chuck Taylors, and a slingshot on their covers-do cash in on that kind of scrappy retro charm. But these books are something entirely different. These books are hilarious. And informative-if you want to know how to get the best of your nemesis or play toilet tag. What makes these special is not only that they're well-written, well-designed, and funny, but also that they present information that is actually new and actually useful (again, useful to the sorts of people who like to play toilet tag). A few tantalizing sample tastes: From The Pocket Guide to Mischief: "You'll need some cream cheese. First, roll the deodorant out maybe half an inch . . ." From The Pocket Guide to Games: "Fill several balloons with water, and hang one from a tree . . ." From The Pocket Guide to Boy Stuff: "Here are two hand-grenade designs that you can use that won't start a fire . . ." If these don't seem gender-neutral enough, and you have a daughter who is into this kind of thing, rest assured that Bart King also has girl versions: The Big Book of Girl Stuff gracefully and barely touches on puberty, but includes plenty of pranks, code names, and hijinx for kids who like bright pink more than baseballs on the covers of their books. Should someone you know be interested, visit the author's web site: It includes video clips illustrating some of the guides' proposed activities!--Katy Killilea"Kidoinfo" (04/22/2009)
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501 ratings
4.25 out of 5 stars
5 57% (287)
4 23% (114)
3 12% (60)
2 5% (23)
1 3% (17)

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Any young man who can manage to grow up (alive) and retain (most) of their sanity surrounded by five sisters automatically gains my respect. When that young man grows up to be Bart King, author of THE BIG BOOK OF GIRL STUFF, who uses the wisdom, never-ending frustration, and survival instincts honed while growing up with said five sisters, my respect turns to genuine admiration. Like its predecessor, THE BIG BOOK OF BOY STUFF, this book is filled to the brim with helpful tips, life-saving information every girl needs to know (i.e. how to put on eyeliner correctly), the best reversible pink cover in the history of books, and much, much more. Don't believe me? Categories in this must-have book include: Babysitting; Girl Power; Boys; Friends, Cliques, Secrets, and Gossip; Fun Stuff to Do; Holidays; Sports and Games; Dance and Cheerleading; Lies, Mean Girls, and Jerks; Ick; Nicknames, Handwriting, Words, and Doodles; Slang; Dolls and Stuffed Animals; Etiquette and Manners; Family; Beauty; Makeup; Sleepovers and Slumber Parties; Hair; Humor; Fashion; How Important are Looks?; Food and Dieting; The Mind, Emotions, and Dreams; Practical Jokes; Girl Secrets: No Boys Allowed!; Girl Emergencies; Pets and Animals; Shopping and Advertising; Wise Words from Wise Women. Here's a strategy tip straight from Mr. King himself: If your brother or sister ever tells you to "shut up," try using this magical spell from ancient times: I don't shut up, I grow up, and when I look at you, I throw up. Problem solved! And for those of us (read old) who have gotten behind on the cool (is cool even still cool?) phrases of the day, here's a few hints: chichi (pronounced shee-shee) means expensive in a tasteless way, harsh the mellow means to upset people, and a nooj is a harmless troublemaker. I'm telling you, you need a copy of THE BIG BOOK OF GIRL STUFF! Otherwise, you'll never know what you need to know, while everyone else knows it, which makes you look perflippity (which means silly, by the way).show more
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