Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun. Joshua Glenn (Author) , Elizabeth Foy Larsen (Author) available from Arnolfini Bookshop for £18.99
I know what you are all going to say , not another kids book, doesn’t she read! But Unbored is the book every modern child (adult) needs, especially during the holiday period.
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 – etc
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 brilliant. And so do I.