101 Ways to Have Fun

101 Ways to Have Fun: Things You Can Do with Friends, Anytime! (Faithgirlz)Title: 101 Ways to Have Fun
Editors of Faithgirlz and Girls’ Life
Publisher: Zonderkids
ISBN: 978-0-310-74613-3

“We’ll show you how to bond better with your BFFs, shower your family with sweetness and treat yourself to a some much-deserved R&R,” the editors of Faithgirlz write in their book, 101 Ways to Have Fun.

~ What ~
Part of the Faithgirlz series, this one-hundred-and-twenty-eight-page paperback targets girls eight to twelve years old, especially those that have lots of friends and enjoy being active. As a collection of projects and things to do, it comes complete with color photographs and instructions. Published by a Christian organization, it contains few religious references.

In this nine-chapter book, young girls are shown many ways to have wholesome fun either by themselves or with their friends. Beginning with a chapter for personal application, it has ten topics. The following chapters relate to being with one friend or many, having makeovers, sleepovers, and parties to making money, physical activities, and crafts.

Written in paragraph form, added lists, photographs, and suggested ideas are given. Some of the things to do include becoming a lifesaver, bury a bestie time capsule, host a pop-up blog, give a the perfect pedicure, throw a lip sync battle, plan a pink party, make money raking, jog a 5K, and paint a sunset.

~ Why ~
This book offers many suggestions for preteen girls who get bored easily and need stimulation or ideas for something to do. I like the engaging and fun photographs along with the inserted tips and tricks.

Why Not ~
Those that need more step-by-step detailed directions may pass on this book that is mainly paragraph formatted (the lists are usually needed ingredients, not instructions). Others may think some of the tasks are too time-consuming, although there is a round colored sticker stating the time frame for each activity.

~ Who ~
Stating the book is written by editors Jacque Alberta and Karen Bokram, contributors include Katie Abbondanza, Patricia McNamara, Chun Kim, Sean Scheidt, and Brion McCarthy.

~ Wish ~
It would be helpful if there were an index in the back of the book so one would look up different topics. I found some of the directions tended to be vague and not too informative.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for a book for an active preteen and her friends for the long days of summer or dreary rainy days, this might be one to pick up.

Thanks to Book Look Bloggers and Zonderkids for offering this book to read and review for my honest opinion.

This review will be posted on Book Look Bloggers, DeeperShopping, and Amazon with links on Bookfun.org, Pinterest, Godinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+.

Grammarly was used to check for errors in this review.


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