Book Review | The Girl’s Book of Adventure
Authors: Michele Lecreux and Celia Gallais
“No Boys Allowed” is the theme for this fun and funky guidebook for girls. This book is filled with hours and days of activities and fun to do craft projects, for the “smart and resourceful girl”. The Girl’s Book of Adventures is something you can take with you to the cottage, in the trailer, keep at home, or pack with you when you are off to Grandma’s house.
A great example of one of the projects in here is how to help the budding photographer in your life. You will find instructions on how to take photos like a pro. It gives a well instructed easy to understand breakdown of the basics of taking a picture, how to frame the shot and the impact of light in their pictures. Many of the tips in this book I actually found useful for myself.
The book comes in hard cover with bright, fun pictures and text, all on glossy high quality paper. There is a handy elastic that can be used as a bookmark, so you never lose your page. It is not a big or bulky book, so it can fit easily into a backpack. It is filled with endless possibilities of crafts and do-it-yourself projects. Just to name a few are; a list of herbal and wellness teas, different ways on how to tie the perfect sarong (which I found came in useful for me), how to make invisible ink, recipes; including homemade potpourri and sweet and salty recipes, how to make a crown of flowers for a little wood nymph, a list of identifying wild flowers, how to make your own dream catcher and the list goes on and on. The back of the book has an area for sketches and notes, as well as two full pages of brightly coloured stickers. This book is well illustrated and easy to follow. With 122 pages worth of ideas, this book will surely make the imagination soar.