14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do) (Paperback)
This book is naughty and fun. It makes the risks explicitly clear in a tongue-in-cheek manner. It begins with licking a 9V battery and continues in a similar vein, discussing the delights of standing on roofs, the challenge of undertaking routine activities with your finger and thumb superglued together and top tips for exploding a bottle in a freezer.
My 13-year old son thought this book was brilliant. My husband panicked. But not for long. After reading it through he declared that the "Diving into a dumpster" was forbidden and was relieved to see that smoking a cigarette was not featured.
Interestingly, the author self-published this book from scratch, demonstrating the "can-do" enterprising ethic from start to finish. I really enjoyed the style and presentation. My reason for not giving this book a 5 star rating is simply that I don't think some of the activities are particularly dangerous if you follow the guidance in the book. But this book would make a good present for a parent or a child over 9 years old.