If you’re a SolidSmack regular around here (and let’s be honest—you probably are), then you’re no doubt familiar with one of our all-time favorite ‘garage inventors’, Colin Furze.

The five-time Guinness World Record Holder and YouTube’s undisputed king of crazy inventions have kept millions of viewers entertained with off-the-wall concepts that are both insane and functional—from The World’s Fastest Pram to a working Hoverbike. In total, his video process journals have earned him nearly 5 million YouTube subscribers and a staggering 450 million views.

Now, Furze wants to inspire a younger generation to find their own inner-wackiness through invention with his new (and first) book, This Book Isn’t Safe. With step-by-step instructions to build ten different inventions using a basic at-home toolkit, Furze peels back what it takes to become a successful garage inventor—all in safe fun.

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This Book Isn’t Safe by Colin Furze — $11.78


  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Razorbill (September 12, 2017)
  • Language: English


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