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Ultimate Survival Guide for Kids


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Rob Colson is an author and editor of a wide range of books for children and adults, including many natural history, maths and science titles. His previous titles as author include Ultimate Cars, Ultimate Machines (Wayland); Super Science (Franklin Watts); Bone Collection: Animals (Scholastic), and Puzzles, Conundrums and Enigmas (Parragon).

Rob Colson is an author and editor of a wide range of books for children and adults. Previous titles include Ultimate Cars and Puzzles, Conundrums and Enigmas.


This handbook covers basic and extreme survival techniques. Warnings remind readers not to put themselves in harm's way throughout... Double page spreads read much like the layout of a magazine with text features galore -- insets, headings, photo captions, etc. Pages are dominated by photos and graphics that are certain to entice most reluctant readers. The wide range of topics are indexed and readers will find plenty to consider for everything from quicksand to avoiding being crushed in a crowd. The book is a worthy purchase for the "how to" writing exemplars that teachers demand annually for curriculum. The sewn binding and more-rugged-than-usual cover will add to the life of this paperback book.--Karen Kline "Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's and Young Adult Literature" (9/30/2017 12:00:00 AM)

(review of UK edition) One of our Books of the Year 2014--June 2014 Fascinating Facts Book of the Month. Adventurous kids, both boys and girls, will love to read about how to face a number of extreme dangers, whether they're animal dangers such as escaping from crocodiles or sharks, natural dangers such as avalanches and quicksand or human hazards such as fire and flood. These may not be regular occurrences but they do happen and they could happen to you. Complete with compass this is an easy-to-follow manual which tells you how to survive in these most challenging situations! In addition, there is a host of practical advice on survival skills should you go off on an adventure and find yourself unable to get to safety. Making a fire, a shelter for instance, how the stars can guide you, finding food and water, how to tell the time using the sun, first aid and an essential guide to tying good knots as well as a whole host of other tips to survive in the modern world! An indispensable guide.-- "LoveReading4Kids" (6/1/2014 12:00:00 AM)

Selection, The Best Survival Books To Prepare For Anything. This book is one of the few complete survival guides for the younger crowd. If you want one book that covers most areas in survival and preparedness, this is a good option.-- "The Survival Journal" (11/27/2019 12:00:00 AM)

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