Necessary Skills and Then Some (Paperback)

How to Escape from an Alligator and Other Mind-Boggling Skills

By John Woodward

DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), 9781465427632, 192pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 2014

List Price: 12.99*
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Can you run from an alligator? Ride a wave? Land an airplane? escape from handcuffs? Avoid a vampire's bite? No? Well now you can learn these tricks and more in "Necessary Skills and Then Some."

Previously published as "This Book Made Me Do It," "Necessary Skills and Then Some" shows readers step-by-step how to make, explore, and do pretty much everything. With content appropriate for kids ages 9 and up, the book covers useful information including how to perform CPR, sooth a burn, and eat a balanced diet; mind-boggling magic tricks like sawing people in half, pulling out a tablecloth, or making balloon animals; plus tips to develop fun skills in photography, sports, and crafts.

Perfect for rainy days, science projects, and exploring possible new hobbies, "Necessary Skills and Then Some" will provide hours of fun.