about the book
Find plenty of exciting ways for your children to explore the world around them. This book will inspire the whole household to embrace a little danger. Learn More
The KQED program Forum with Michael Krasny wanted to do a show following up on the topic raised by a recent Slate article, Shortening the Leash. Gever was one of three guests on September 5, 2014 speaking to …
After his appearance on TED Radio Hour, a portion of Gever’s segment was included on Weekend Edition – Saturday, broadcast on August 2, 2014, as “Encouraging Kids To Do Dangerous Things”.
Gever was invited to participate in the TED Radio Hour broadcast on August 1, 2014. The topic was “Growing Up” and Gever joined them to talk about “What Can Kids Learn By Doing Dangerous Things?”
The Motherlode blog just posted a story with lots of great books for summer fun (everyone should grab a copy of The Art of Tinkering by our pals at the Exploratorium, Karen Wilkenson and Mike Petrich!).
Thanks to Jessica …
Brian Lehrer, May 25, 2011 – Gever talks to Brian and New York callers live on the local NPR station about doing dangerous things.
Tamsen Fadel and John Muller, May 11, 2011 – Tamsen and John do some dangerous things with Gever – live on NYC PIX11’s Morning News show!
Veronique Greenwood, May 9, 2011 – “The book is a blueprint to help parents and children explore the world, and ensure the children grow up, with a little common sense and a lot of curiosity…. It takes work to …
Patricia Marx, December 6, 2010 – In a shopping guide for the holidays, Ms. Marx rated this year’s playthings. She called Fifty Dangerous Things an “audacious activity book”.
Lawrence Downes, October 2, 2010 – In his Editorial, Mr. Downes calls Fifty Dangerous Things “a rebuke to a world of blunt-edged scissors, insipid molded-plastic playground equipment and perpetual parental anxiety.”