Be brave and have fun: Adventure Girls! Crafts and Activities for Curious, Creative, Courageous Girls by Nicole Duggan

This book is a wonderful resource for girls.  It includes what the author describes as “crafts and activities for curious, creative, courageous girls;”  just what we hope for those young women in our lives.

The authors do an excellent job of meeting their goal.  There are chapters on everything from tying knots to stargazing; from bird watching to neighborhood games like capture the flag; to having a photographer’s eye and a backyard hideaway.  For example, the first section on Finding Your Way includes information on how to read maps and has projects like making a compass and making one’s own map. It demonstrates the skills that girls can build while enjoying their leisure time.  As an extra bonus there are short biographies of some famous women.  All in all, a wonderful compilation to inspire kids to have fun and take some risks.  I would have loved this book when I was a kid.  It is a great resource for families, scout troops, clubs and schools.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.

From the publisher:

SAMPLE: Use secret codes to exchange notes with friends or to keep your journal entries and adventure plans hidden!

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EVERY OTHER LETTER

This code requires that you only read every other letter to form a message. Use the first letter, skip a letter, use a letter, skip a letter, etc. For example, “AHDRVUEPNKTHULRAEOGPIMRCLWS” says “Adventure Girls”!

HALF REVERSED

With the Half Reversed Alphabet, each letter stands for the letter opposite of it on the chart (above). For example, A stands for N and N stands for A. J stands for W and W stands for J. To write the word “CAT”, you would write “PNG”.

PIGPEN

The Pigpen code has been around for hundreds of years. With the Pigpen code, you replace each letter with the symbol from the chart.

For example, the letter D looks like this: ⊐ and the letter F would look like this: ⊏

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