I have seen so many articles posted about this book. Why is everyone so gung-ho about it? I don’t understand why anyone would need a book about boys playing. Is there more to it than that? I have 3 boys, to me they are typical boys, adventurous, inquistive, competive (almost of a fault, it can drive me crazy), physical and very outdoorsy. I’ve always had the hangout house, the stories I could tell! I love boys, I thank God everyday for giving me them.
I think people like the book because it is celebrating something that our elites have decided is a little shameful: the rough and touble world of manhood.
This book is perfect for him because it combines lots of information about things that interest him. For example, he went bonkers when he saw the section about the Navaho code talkers, how to build a pressure plate, etc.
I figure this book will end up in the same condition as his copy of Reader's Digest "Back To Basics"..read repeatedly, worn, and tattered.