When you are raising a boy, it’s good to look for well-gathered advice. Giving this book to your 8-12 year old boy is like giving him an encyclopedia of boy knowledge that he will use well through his teen years. Beyond the only-read-once books he may already have, this book reads like a boy-friendly reference manual.
Filled with a blend of activities such as making secret codes and pocket flashlights the book also provides a trove of “stuff” boys growing into men should know. This information, presented in boy-friendly writing, ranges from phrases in Latin to “Books Every Boy Should Read.”
I was surprised by the expansiveness of material in the book. I thought it would be filled mostly with hands-on activities, but its collection of knowledge enhancers is rather impressive. Even if your boy is young and might not be ready for the more complicated information in the book, he’ll still keep it as a reference manual for future ideas and plans. In doing so, he’ll end up reading and absorbing the more intellectual entries as time passes.
For boys, knowledge is power and this book contributes to his power via great activities and bits of important information. It’s a book that he’ll consume slowly over time. We suggest that family members or anyone parenting boys buy the book for pre-teens and let it do its work. You’ll be pleased with the investment in your son, nephew or little brother.