Edited by Parragon Books
Parragon Books, $8.99, 40 pages

Bugs! Dinosaurs! Sports! Tools! Tractors! What else could young boys ask for in an activity book filled with creative fun? 100 Cool Activities for Boys will make any car or plane ride zoom by in no time at all. With kids occupied, parents will not hear “Are we there yet?” or “I’m bored!” The book is bursting with 100 activities designed with boys in mind. The bug section has a bug garden, a chomping caterpillar, and a cricket maze. The dinosaur section invites kids to match dino tracks, give the winning red ribbon sticker to the fastest dinosaur in a speedy race, and invent a dino’s favorite meal. The section on sports has boys coloring in an awesome skater boy, drawing themselves bowling and swimming, and playing a skiing game. In the tool section, have fun filling in an empty toolbox and designing a backyard landscape. Enjoy tractors by drawing tires and riding through the farmer’s fields. Using the included 50 stencils and 350 stickers, kids are encouraged to color, draw, count, design, stencil, and sticker to their hearts’ content. Strengthen math, art and reading skills while having fun doing cool activities.

Reviewed by Kathryn Franklin