The Klutz Book of Knots Review (Klutz)

The Klutz Book of Knots
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OVERALL EDITOR'S RATING:
What It Is
Learn the ropes of knot-tying with The Klutz Book of Knots. This 22-page book comes with two nylon cords that kids can use to practice tying 23 of the world's most useful knots. Start with a basic square knot, and then move on to a surgeon's knot, a clove hitch, two half hitches, a tautline hitch, a better bow, a bow tie, a fisherman's knot, a rolling hitch, a coil, an earbud wrap, a bowline, a package knot, a crossing knot, a sheet bend, a double sheet bend, a grass bend, a sheep shank, a figure eight knot, a constrictor knot, a timber hitch, a killeg hitch, and an amazing magic loop. Plus, there are board pages within the book that have holes in them so that kids can practice their knots right inside the book. There is also a glossary to help kids understand what some of the knot lingo means, such as bend, binding knot, half hitch, hitch, knot, loop, overhand knot, and slipped.
Is It Fun?
This is a pretty cool book that merges a puzzle-like activity with a practical tool and a toy. Kids might think that they don't need to know how to tie all these different knots, but the book actually presents the knots in a way that shows kids how they would use the knots in the real world, such as tying their shoelaces better or wrapping up their earbuds to keep the cord from getting tangled. 

We like that kids can easily practice their knots on the book's board pages, which makes the learning process a little easier. While this would be great for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who need to learn about tying knots to earn a badge or patch, this could actually be a fun activity for just about any kid.

Plus, kids love learning new skills, and this one can be both practical and impressive.

Who It’s For

The Klutz Book of Knots is for ages 8 and up. It's going to be a lot of fun for kids who want to learn how to tie knots. This could come in handy before a camping trip or for helping them earn their knot-tying badge or patch. Even Mom or Dad might want to try their hand at tying these knots.

What To Be Aware Of
The two ropes can be stored on the cover of the book when not in use, and the book offers instructions for how to re-tie them to the cover for the storage purpose.
AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    Easy