Ultimate Survival Guide for Kids
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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: Rob Colson
Audience: Juvenile
Age range lower: 10
Age range upper: 13
Specs: full color illustrations throughout, glossary, index, useful addresses
Pages: 96
Trim Size: 5" X 8" X 5/16"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20150730
Copyright Year: 2015
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Ultimate Survival Guide for Kids

Straightforward advice on what to do under threat of a dangerous situation.

The first three chapters in this book--Animal Dangers, Natural Dangers, and Human Hazards--describe what to do in a total of 24 specific emergencies. The fourth chapter, Basic Survival Skills, has 14 important tips on emergency preparedness and survival skills.

Each crisis is summarized on a double-page spread with 1-2-3 what-to-do checklists, "Fast Facts", "Life Savers", "Did You Know", and "If You" sidebars, and margin notes. The book's eye-catching design features brilliant full-bleed color and dynamic action photographs.

The life-threatening scenarios include:

Animal Dangers

  • What to do if you are bitten by a snake
  • How to escape from a bear
  • What to do if you are chased by bees

Natural Dangers

  • How to survive a hurricane
  • How to avoid being struck by lightning
  • What to do if you are caught in a food

Human Hazards

  • How to escape from water in a car
  • How to escape from a burning building
  • How to avoid being crushed in a crowd

The Survival Skills include:

  • Planning a trip
  • Using a penknife
  • Finding food
  • Making a shelter
  • Making a fire
  • Tying knots.

Children like to feel in control. Knowing what to do in the case of an emergency increases the chance of survival and it also reduces fear. Even if readers never venture beyond the front door, they will enjoy Ultimate Survival Guide for Kids.

Bio:

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.

Preface:

Introduction

Hopefully, you will never face any of the extreme dangers described in the first part of this book. But if you do, here are some ideas about the best way to survive. In the final chapter, you'll find practical advice for situations you could face when you set off on your adventures.

TOC:

    Introduction

    Animal Dangers
    What to do if you are bitten by a snake
    How to escape from a crocodile
    What to do if you see a shark
    How to escape from a bear
    How to escape from a wildcat
    What to do if you are chased by bees
    How to escape from ants

    Natural Dangers
    How to escape from quicksand
    How to survive a hurricane
    How to survive an earthquake
    How to survive an avalanche
    How to avoid being struck by lightning
    How to survive a tornado
    How to survive a blizzard
    How to survive in the desert
    How to survive at sea
    How to survive on a deserted beach
    What to do if you are caught in a flood
    What to do in a forest or bush fire
    How to survive in a frozen wilderness

    Human Hazards
    How to escape from a car in water
    How to avoid being crushed in a crowd
    How to survive a plane crash
    How to escape from a burning building
    How to escape from a sinking ship

    Basic Survival Skills
    Before you go on a trip
    Let the Sun and stars help you find your way
    Using a Swiss Army knife
    Finding water
    Making a fire
    Finding food
    Storing and cooking food
    Making a shelter
    Animals in the wild
    Time and weather
    Getting rescued
    Getting out
    First aid
    Knots

    Glossary
    Index
    Acknowledgments