09 December 2010

101 Things to do on the Holidays

by Anna O’Donnell (aged 12) and Tessa Wilson (aged 13)

Hardie Grant. Australian, Children's Non-fiction. Paperback rrp $14.95

With the way the weather is shaping up for the summer holidays in New South Wales, this book could be the answer to a lot of parents’ prayers. I flicked through and found, to my absolute delight, the recipe for a volcano AND home-made lemonade. So one adult is really happy about 101 Things to do on the Holidays, how about the kids?

There are some simple ideas that could occupy a child for considerable time. From recycling clothing (Number 86) to creating a new drink (Number 2), to try and not talk (Number 44) to playing with eggs (Numbers 46 and 71). There are plenty of other things that may appeal to the dangerous or cheeky. All areas are covered. Once 101 Things to do on the Holidays is opened, it will be hard to close.

Anna and Tessa have created a successful book which started from being bored in the school holidays. Maybe your child could end up as a published author (Number 101). And our favourite, Number 49 of course, but I can’t tell you what it is, you’ll have to buy the book.

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