Friday, December 3, 2021

Book Review: Dude Perfect

I mean, if there is a cooler book to get a tween/teen right now, I don't know what it would be, to be honest. 

Dude Perfect 

This photo-intensive, behind-the-scenes look at the viral sensation Dude Perfect offers step-by-step instructions for great do-it-at-home stunts along with valuable life lessons such as perseverance and teamwork, direct from DP headquarters.

Tweens and teens, ages 8 to 12, will enjoy complete panda-monium with this incredible look at Dude Perfect: five guys (and one mysterious panda) who are kickin' it, throwin' it, tossin' it, and shootin' it for more than 53 million YouTube subscribers with more than ten billion views.

With an oversize format and Dude-worthy graphics, Dude Perfect 101 Tricks, Tips, and Cool Stuff includes . . .

Step-by-step instructions on how to perform some of the Dudes' dynamite tricks using easy-to-obtain items.
Behind-the-scenes glimpses at those hilarious stereotype videos and extreme sports moments.
Dude-perfect teaching about what a blast patience, perseverance, teamwork, friendship, and faith can be.
Fun science facts behind the seemingly impossible tricks--because really, how did they do that?!
Infographics with "No way!" truths from the inspirational to the absurd.
A deeper look into each Dude's personal life, including stats, favorite stunts, and insights.
Ideal for down time or simply a weekend at home, each trick in Dude Perfect 101 Tricks, Tips, and Cool Stuff is the perfect combination of challenging and doable to keep your young reader off-screen for hours. This interactive book is a great gift for birthdays, Easter baskets, holiday gift giving, or just because.

Whether your own trickster wants to perform solo, challenge a friend, or host a family date night, this visually engaging book is a slam-dunk for anyone who is young at heart.

Do you remember when kids were constantly flipping water bottles and trying to do challenges with it? If that was your kid, they will love this book! In fact, there is an entire section dedicated to water bottles. Ha! 

This book is full of boredom buster activities involving things you already have around your house. If you're reading the In The Kitchen section, one challenge is tossing toast (or waffles) into the toaster using one hand, flipping a straw into your cup, or flip a pancake behind your back and make it land on someone's plate. You can even learn how to do a trick shot of flipping three spoons into three cups at the same time. At least for me, it's probably a good thing I still own plastic cups because my kids would be breaking glasses left and right. Not only are we doing tricks that will drive us parents nuts, but the book has really cool fun facts throughout, like how a Minnesota Vikings kicker actually invented the Nerf football. I also really liked that despite the silliness of some of the tricks, they reiterated that safety was key and rules still apply.... even for adults. 

A section that I know every kid will geek out over? World records. When I worked in a school library, the book that kids fought over was any that included world records, no matter how bizarre! 

Kids are going to really enjoy this one and if you're a school librarian, or maybe just want something fun for in the classroom, definitely add this to your list. If you're shopping for a kid who has everything and wants nothing, this is the ideal gift. They won't be able to say the dreaded, "I'm bored" again! 

Thank you to TLC Book Tours and Tommy Nelson Books for sending me a copy for review! Penelope and I have been trying tricks for about a month and even at six years old, she's better than me at basically everything. 

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