The Dangerous Book for Boys Review

Hello parents and grandparents!  Welcome to The Dangerous Book for Boys Review; a resource guide that presents a great list of life skills for boys that will help them to learn and enjoy doing it through the younger years of their lives.

If you have never visited my site, then you should know that I have a son; and for all of you parents and grandparents out there who are continuously challenged as I am, we do what we can to accommodate for our sons and grandsons development and enjoyment.  You should also know that I never review a product that I would not purchase myself on behalf of my son.  I have read the reviews from customers who have read this book so that I may better help you to make the right decision.

Wow – a great book for learning, having fun, and developing lifelong skills and personal relationships.

Quick Overview:

  • The Good: Highly recommended and loved!
  • The Bad: Not for everyone

My Overall Take: If you are looking for good books for raising boys, look no further as this one is designed to build your sons or grandson skills by getting them to interact with their peers and family through the use of hands on activities and more, while simultaneously and randomly slipping in bits and pieces of history, literature, grammar, civics and poetry to assist you parents and grandparents with their well-rounded development.

Check out many (random) of the featured things to do:

  1. Making a Bow and Arrow
  2. Building a Treehouse
  3. Building a Workbench
  4. Making a Periscope
  5. How to Marble Paper
  6. First Aid
  7. Learning to Juggle
  8. Creating and Decoding Ciphers
  9. Pinhole Projector
  10. Role Playing Games
  11. How to Whittle Wood
  12. Making a Water Bomb
  13. Setting Up Camp and Building Fires
  14. Dog Tricks
  15. Playing Poker
  16. Hunting and Cooking a Rabbit
  17. Making a Paper Airplane
  18. Coin Tricks
  19. Making a Go Cart
  20. Making a Paper Boat
  21. Tanning a Skin
  22. Making a Paper Hat
  23. Making a Pocket Light
  24. Making Five Types of Knots
  25. Making timers and Tripwires
  26. Forming Crystals
  27. Secret inks
  28. Making a Battery
  29. Playing Stickball
  30. Playing Chess
  31. Growing Sunflowers
  32. Navigation
  33. Playing Marbles
  34. Fishing
  35. Making Cloth Fireproof
  36. Grinding an Italic Nib
  37. Skipping Stones
  38. Charting the Universe
  39. Playing Five Pen/Paper Games
  40. How to Sharpen a Knife
  41. How to Wrap a Package
  42. Table Football
  43. Sewing Up a Wound, Shirt

Check out many (random) of the things you will learn about:

  1. Navajo Code Language
  2. Cloud Formations
  3. Poems
  4. Shakespearean Quotes
  5. Origin of Words
  6. Star Maps
  7. Pinhole Projector
  8. Ten Commandments
  9. U. S. Naval Flag Meanings
  10. Games Lost In Time
  11. Understanding Grammar
  12. Morse Code
  13. Standard and Metric Measurements
  14. Girls
  15. Famous Historical Battles
  16. Rugby and Soccer (football) Rules
  17. Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
  18. Astronomy
  19. Golden Age of Piracy
  20. Common Trees
  21. The Moon
  22. Bugs, Insects and Other Creepy Things
  23. Extraordinary Stories
  24. Baseball’s Most Valuable Players
  25. Seven Modern Wonders of the World
  26. The Fifty States of the U.S.
  27. Map of the U.S.
  28. Mountains of the U.S.
  29. Fossils
  30. Latin Phrases
  31. History of Artillery
  32. Early American History Timeline
  33. Dinosaurs
  34. Declaration of Independence
  35. Science Experiments
  36. Homesteading
  37. The Solar System
  38. Survival Tips
  39. Suggested Reading

The Good:

Great for building skills as it challenges your son or grandson to explore new things as well as new ways of doing things, while all the time helping them to physically develop and grow. In addition, the information is randomly inserted throughout this book to capture ones attention and make a point, as it slowly creeps its way into your sons or grandsons mental databank. Highly recommended by parents and grandparents alike, and would consider this book to be a wonderful addition to their sons or grandsons collection, and with such high praise it is no wonder that this book is loved by many. This book will capture your sons or grandsons attention and set them on a journey of exciting fun and education through interaction with their peers and family.

The Bad:

This book is not for everyone as it teaches evolution, and if you follow a Christian worldview, you may want to avoid this book.  Additionally, some of the suggested reading and role playing activities may raise concern for some parents. Some people have compared it to, while others have suggested purchasing the scouting handbook instead, saying it has everything this book has. Some parents feel that the word dangerous does not seem to belong in this book and contest that it doesn’t really present many dangerous things to do for boys at all.

Things to Know/Tips:

  • A price tag sticker is permanently attached to the back cover so if you are thinking about giving this as a gift, something to consider?
  • Be sure to check projects that your son or grandson is planning on doing as some would require parental supervision, but would also provide an opportunity for bonding and spending quality time with them.
  • This book takes us back in time with respect to some of the activities/projects that are presented, some probably very relevant for you parents and grandparents out there such as knot tying, paper airplanes, skipping stones, and more…
  • The chapters are all independent from one another and are not in any particular sequential order; as the activities/projects are intermingled between the historical information
  • Comprised of 288 pages, this book focuses on 9-18 year old boys, and their curiosity and imagination; all designed for their fun and well-rounded development, however many ages from 8 – old age enjoy what this book has to offer as well.

 The Good:

  • Builds skills
  • Builds Knowledge
  • Highly recommended & loved!
  • Interaction with friends & family

The Bad:

  • Not for everyone
  • Price sticker on back cover page
  • Not so dangerous
  • Scouting handbook?

My Overall Take:

This book is not for everyone, but the vast majority of those who have used it, highly recommend it.  This book teaches history and science while also allowing boys to be boys and explore their natural curiosity by discovering new ideas and ways of thinking, and it does so by taking your son and grandson out of the electronic age and putting them in a down-to-earth environment; a place where they can have fun interacting and bonding with their family and friends.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to read The Dangerous Book for Boys review and I look forward to helping you out again and again in the future.