Show Off: How to Do Absolutely Everything. One Step at a Time by Sarah Hines Stephens and Bethany Mann

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This highly visual how-to book presents a wide variety of skills and projects. Everything from doing stunt tricks to baking “stained glass” cookies is covered. The authors use a step-by-step pictorial approach, allowing readers to see exactly how each project should progress. While the pictures are an excellent addition to this book, limited text is used and so readers may not get a sense of how the finished project comes together. Tips about successfully completing each project and mistakes to avoid are also missing.

The best thing about this book is that it includes SO many different types of projects and skills. Seriously. However, as awesome as the variety is, the layout can be confusing. Many of the instructions are in picture format only, with very little text to help guide you. Additionally, some of the stunts featured are pretty dangerous, but no safety guidelines are given! I definitely won’t be trying to bounce off a wall after reading the steps in this book. BUT, if you like how-to’s or if you just want to get ideas for your next project, this is a good place to start.

Rating: 3/5 

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