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Category: Sport. Games
Author Glenn, J., Larsen E. F.
Publisher Bloomsbury
Publication date 2012
ISBN 9781408830253

Unbored is the book every modern child needs. Brilliantly walking the line between cool and constructive, it's crammed with activities that are not only fun and doable but that also get kids standing on their own two feet. If you're a kid, you can:

-- Build a tipi or an igloo

-- Learn to knit

-- Take stuff apart and fix it

-- Find out how to be constructively critical

-- Film a stop-action movie or edit your own music

-- Do parkour like James Bond

-- Make a little house for a mouse from lollipop sticks

-- Be independent! Catch a bus solo or cook yourself lunch

-- Make a fake exhaust for your bike so it sounds like you're revving up a motorcycle

-- Design a board game

-- Go camping (or glamping)

-- Plan a road trip

-- Get proactive and support the causes you care about

-- Develop your taste and decorate your own room

-- Make a rocket from a coke bottle

-- Play farting games

There are gross facts and fascinating stories, reports on what stuff is like (home schooling, working in an office.), Q&As with inspiring grown-ups, extracts from classic novels, lists of useful resources and best ever lists like the top clean rap songs, stop-motion movies or books about rebellion.

Just as kids begin to disappear into their screens, here is a book that encourages them to use those tech skills to be creative, try new things and change the world. And it gets parents to join in. Unbored is fully illustrated, easy to use and appealing to young and old, girl and boy. Parents will be comforted by its anti-perfectionist spirit and humour. Kids will just think it's

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