Capitalizing on the success of the back to basics instruction manual for boys of all ages, publishers are now seeking its sister publication. The Dangerous Book for Boys detailed simple things like how to make a paper airplane and how to skip rocks. It’s retro, low tech appeal has been huge. The UK version was a bestseller for a year and in the US, it sits at No. 8 on the USA Today list with 635,000 copies in print.
Scholastic with its The Girls’ Book: How to Be the Best at Everything and Collins with The Daring Book for Girls will try to meet or exceed the success of DBoB. I guess as a mother of a young girl, I wouldn’t mind teaching her how to make an airplane and skip rocks rather than french braid her hair.
Via USA Today.