|Bart King. Chris Sabatino, illus|
|Pages/Publication Date:||304 / 2014|
For this companion volume to The Big Book of Girl Stuff, veteran middle school teacher Bart King looked to activity books of days past seeking classic amusements. "I found a variety of suggested activities for boys that today's safety-conscious culture can't stomach—bottle-rocket wars at midnight, survival hikes, rifle practice with live ammunition, skydiving without a helmet, that sort of thing," he quips. But while steering clear of bare-knuckle boxing and live ammo, hijinks and hilarity are still front and center for readers 11 to 14. King infuses this updated and redesigned edition with a spirit of true fun, with the headings like Dogs and Others; Dumb Directions on Products; Emergencies; Experiments; Fireworks and Explosions; Flying Things (Planes and Rockets); Fun in the Outdoors; Gadgets, Tools, and Toys; Girls, Bullies, and Parties; Indoor Games; Outdoor Games; Gross Stuff; Holidays; Insults; Jokes; Juggling and Yo-yos; Magic; Making Faces; Making Sounds; Man Food for Manhood; Practical Jokes; Riddles; Slang; Storytelling; Tongue Twisters; Video Games; Weapons; and Famous Last Words.
"This book is very funny, useful and approved by the Federal Burping Institute. Written for both adults and kids, this book is useful to either group."—Chicago Parent