I just bought "The Dangerous Book for Boys." I wish I had this book when I was a kid. It teaches boys (or girls) everything that clucking busybodies don't want then to know: how to make a battery, the history of artillery, stories about a pilot with no legs, how to make a lighter, how to hunt and skin a rabbit...etc. Also tells you the basics on a wide variety of topics from grammer to history to literature to latin to astronomy, even how to make your own "Battle-Ship" game. It seems that there is a war on little boys. They can't play rough. They can't be loud. Hell, in Europe boys are discouraged from standing while peeing. It is nice to see a book that encourages a boy to....be a boy. If you have a kid or enjoy being a kid yourself, GET THIS BOOK!!!