07 July 2014

AMAZON DEAL: Big Book of Boy Stuff for Kindle only $1.99

The Big Book of Boy Stuff by Bart KingBart King is on my mind for five reasons. I saved the best for last.

1. He's the author of two of my kids' favorite books.

He's written many books, but two of my kids' longtime favorites are The Big Book of Boy Stuff and The Big Book of Gross Stuff.

2. He's a local author, like really local.

I think we might live within walking distance of each other.

3. We finally met in person. 

My kids were a little starstruck when I told them Bart and I were at an author event together. He's interesting, generous, and full of good humor about the book business.

4. He has a new book out.

It's called The Big Book of Superheroes and a review will appear here shortly.

5. The Kindle edition of The Big Book of Boy Stuff is on killer sale right now.

At Amazon, the paperback is over $14, but right now (not sure for how long) the Kindle edition is $1.99.

A dollar ninety-nine! HELLO CHEAP SUMMER BOREDOM BUSTER.

(Sadly, the Kindle edition of The Big Book of Girl Stuff doesn't have the same discount, but it's still pretty inexpensive at under $7.50.)

If the days of summer are starting to feel pretty long, this might be a fun diversion.

Buy now at Amazon: The Big Book of Boy Stuff (Kindle edition), $1.99

Amazon deals change quickly, so if you're interested, don't wait long.

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Love the concept of discovery, but don't love the gender bias here. Why not the big book of stuff?

Why is the world of KIDS so segmented into BOY stuff/toys/clothes/shoes/etc. versus GIRL stuff/toys/clothes/shoes these days? I recognize that there are some important differences to be celebrated, but I don't like that the girl book is all about "sleepovers to diaries to makeup to boys to shopping" while the boy book covers "gross stuff, magic, emergencies, fireworks, games, experiments, jokes, activities, insults, pets, flying things, and, of course, duct tape." Can't girls be interested in at least some of those things too? (Plus why do I have to buy "boy" hiking boots if my daughter doesn't want them to come with pink highlights? And don't get me started on the gender-specialization of modern LEGOs...)

I hear you both on the gender bias. I have a daughter who hates pink and leans toward stuff marketed to boys. But I also simply love this book. Both my son and daughter do, too. Plus, the author is such a good guy, I'm just willing to let this particular detail go.

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