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Up to No Good: The Rascally Things Boys Do Paperback – 29 Apr 2005


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Kitty Harmon is principal of Tributary Books and founded Northwest Bookfest, Seattle's literary festival. Heather Gilson is a Seattle-based photographer who specializes in portraiture and children's fashion.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Mischief! 13 Jun. 2000
By Remy Haynes - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
My dad is now raising a son, after two daughters and he says whenever his hammer or saw are gone he looks for his son! With us, he says, "You just sat around and played with your Barbie dolls." Boys ARE mischief! This book reflects that perfectly, especially the photographs. Father's Day is around the corner, and I know exactly what I'm getting my dad-this book!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Outrageously real 22 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I had to respond to an earlier review taking exception to Up to No Good, which criticized the book for its contribution to violence in boys. Com' on! This book was a delightful, insightful look at the realities of growing up male. If anything, it seemed to tame some of the realities of boyhood life. I found it interesting that it took a couple of women (editor/photographer) to bring out the foibles, characterisitics, energies, and stupidity that describe boyhood (and manhood!). Hats off to Harmon, Gilson, and Jeszeck (designer) for their excellent recapturing of childhood as only boys could experience it. Can you imagine such a book about girls? Not even possible.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Breath of Fresh Air! 18 Aug. 2000
By Barbara J. Whitehill - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
In this day and age of political correctness and the accompanying deadly seriousness with which we too often take ourselves, it just plain wonderful to laugh out loud at the pranks and mischievous things boys do, as chronicled in "Up to No Good." Cheers to Harmon for compiling them and to Gilson for her terrific photos! I applaud mischievous imagination over video games which simulate a frightening violence.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
as cute as can be 16 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I've got a hefty handful of grown "boys" on my own personal gift list who will be getting this book for Father's Day. It's a sweet, terrible, funny look at boyhood. I couldn't put it down. It's also a beautifully designed book.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
It's okay, we're all respectable now 2 May 2000
By Bridget Booher - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Okay, so I know the editor. That said, I found this to be a delightful read. Quick vignettes guaranteed to make you spew milk through your nose with raucous laughter. My latest fave is the kid who plugged up the shower drain, shut the glass doors, then calmly sat back to watch it fill up until the glass shattered and flooded the entire upstairs.
It is a great little coffee table book, although you won't want to leave it around for kids to look through. No, it's not inappropriate material, it'll just give them ideas that will leave your garage in ashes or your car in the gully down the street.
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