Book Review – MotherTalk Inc Book Tour.
Please note that as part of the BlogHer contractual stipulations, I am not allowed to accept the $20 Amazon gift voucher for participating in the book tour. I am doing it out of love ;-)
This book is a great book. It is very well put together, well researched and an absolutely fabulous read for any girl, no matter how big or small. The contents page reads like a wish list for an absolutely fabulous adventure and includes chapters on knots and stitches, how to tie a sari, slumber party games, campfire songs, how to whistle with two fingers, etc. In other words, stuff that any Daring Girl would love to know. It really is a lovely book; both fun to read and beautifully illustrated.
Having said all of that, I am really pissed off that this book had to be written in the first place. Really. This has nothing to do with the wonderful job that the two authors did, or the book itself, but the fact that the book is basically a result of the hoo-hah around an earlier book entitled “The Dangerous Book For Boys”. People got their self-righteous PC knickers in a knot because someone had DARED create something that was aimed specifically at boys. It really chaps my arse. I don’t want to go off on a tangent here (although seeing as this is a ‘for love’ review as opposed to a ‘for gift voucher’ review, perhaps I am allowed to), but honestly, I am so sick and tired of the ubiquitous beige that we enforce on everyone. It is all so PC, so sanctimonious and frankly, all so very, very boring.
Not that I feel strongly about this or anything like that.