05 July 2007

The Dangerous Book

A couple of months back, there was a lot of hoopla about a new book called "The Dangerous Book for Boys". A good part of the hoopla involved around the boys part - like, can't girls do those same things? Of course they can. And shouldn't they get good instruction? Of course they should.

I'm the mother of one child - a daughter. She is 99.99% sure to be our only child. So, I rather wanted the book for her - it sounded like fun and chock-full of all sorts of things everyone should know. It also sounded like a great Father's Day present.

I toyed with the idea of buying the book and taking a Sharpie to the cover but that seemed overly destructive and not nearly cunning enough. Instead, I bought the book - which conveniently comes without a dustjacket - and made a book jacket for it. I took a large piece of Miss M.'s artwork, scanned the bookcover, found some extra bits, and made a collage cover. The whole shebang got laminated with clear Contac paper. I am distinctly amused with myself.

14 comments:

slouching mom said...

I love it!

But, hmm...have you got a little extra time on your hands there?

Jessica said...

most excellent!

painted maypole said...

that's awesome, and definately the kind of thing I would do.

Aurelia said...

Soooo cool, I hear they are thinking about a Dangerous book for girls as well, maybe out in the fall?

hehe-love dangerous fun!

Irish Goddess said...

Perfect!

Oh, The Joys said...

Wow. Too cool. You are one rockin' mommy.

thirtysomething said...

What a great idea...hmmmm.
I love it! :)

Phantom Scribbler said...

Laughing out loud.

mayberry said...

Genius!

bubandpie said...

That is awesome.

jen said...

i so love that. it's this creativity that i love because I'd never have done that only because i'd never thought of it.

niobe said...

Incredibly brilliant.

NotSoSage said...

Great idea.

What a lovely gift.

Eva said...

Fabulous. :) Make me smile big.