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Friday 16 February 2018

Review: The Stick Book: Loads of Things You Can Make or Do With a Stick

A stick must be one of the best loved toys of all time. It can be anything you want it to be. A wand, a sword, a boat, a snake, the list is endless. Best of all, it’s natural and it’s free.

Every time I look at this book I want to rush outside and look for sticks to play with. I’m sure it will inspire children and adults to feel the same. 

Although the book is aimed at children 8 to 11 years, I think it’s perfect for any age group, as younger children can be assisted and encouraged by adults or older children to create wonderful, imaginative, fun treasures too. I’ve seen the fabulous stick dens my three year old grandson and his friends make at pre-school.

The book is divided into eight sections: Adventure sticks, Magic sticks, Creative sticks, Stick games, Sunny sticks, Musical sticks, Watery sticks and Woodcraft & wildlife. 

The photographs are fabulous as they showcase many of the activities and you just want to ‘get out there’ and create. The authors also suggest using other simple materials like natural paints and clay which Mother Nature also provides for free.

Title: The Stick Book: Loads of things you can make or do with a stick
Authors: Jo Schofield Fiona Danks
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited, $15.90
Publication Date: 1 April 2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780711232419
For ages: 8 – 11
Type: Activity