Book Review: This Book Isn’t Safe

Be honest – you’ve always had a secret desire to stomp around in concrete shoes and fling Frisbees with wild abandon. Well, I’ve always wanted to, and now I have This Book Isn’t Safe to show me how.

Book Love |This Book Isn't Safe | www.patriciabaileyauthor.comColin Furze, five-time Guinness World Record Holder and YouTube’s undisputed king of crazy inventions, instructs fans and curious young inventors on how to build ten brand new wacky inventions at home with an affordable tool kit.

Colin Furze’s bonkers and brilliant inventions such as a homemade hoverbike, DIY Wolverine Claws, an alarm clock ejector bed, and Hoover shoes have earned him 4.5 million YouTube subscribers and more than 450 million video views. Now Colin is on a mission to inspire a new generation of budding inventors with This Book Isn’t Safe! 

This Book Isn’t Safe contains instructions on how to make ten brand new inventions with a basic at-home toolkit, alongside behind-the-scenes stories about some of Colin’s greatest inventions and top secret tips and tricks straight from his invention bunker (aka a shed in his backyard in Stamford Lincolnshire).

THIS BOOK ISN’T SAFE is more than a handbook. It’s a peek inside YouTube sensation Colin Furze’s invention bunker. It’s filled with information and tips about inventing, YouTubeing, and fun facts about Colin. Plus, it offers 10 do-it-yourself inventions that you can make at home with a fairly limited toolkit and a bit of adult supervision. And despite the title, they can all be done safely (again, with the above-mentioned adult supervision).

I would have loved this book as a kid. Heck, I kind of love it as an adult. Colin has an ability to make inventing things look totally do-able – and I trust this book will inspire a generation of young inventors – and let their parents and guardians have a little fun too.

For readers

  • A easy-to-read and engaging format.
  • Step-by-step directions with lots of pictures to help guide you.
  • Super cool inventions!!

For teachers and parents

  • Engaging content.
  • A great excuse to break out the tool box and get your hands dirty creating something with your favorite curious kid.
  • Super cool inventions!!

THIS BOOK ISN’T SAFE is available now. You can pick up a copy at your local bookstore or online at:

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