Monday, May 30, 2011

How to Survive Anything

How to Survive Anything: Shark Attack, Lightning, Embarrassing Parents, Pop Quizzes, and Other Perilous Situations (National Geographic Kids)What if there was a great white shark behind you? Would you know what to do? Let's face it, we all could use a handy guide on how to handle that situation. Well, look no further! How to Survive Anything: Shark Attack, Lightning, Embarrassing Parents, Pop Quizzes, and Other Perilous Situations (National Geographic Kids)is just the guide you need that will show you what to do when life throws you lemons.

This is such a fascinating book and something you'll find yourself picking up now and then when you want something to pass the time. Not only will you learn to not panic, fight back and avoid things that attract sharks, you'll also learn how to survive your most embarrassing moment (we've all had those), how to survive a mean teacher (we've all had those) and how to survive being adrift at sea (okay, so we all haven't had that, but you gotta admit, it's pretty crazy to think about.)

And remember, as National Geographic points out in the beginning of the book, "Tornadoes and avalanches don't follow directions. And boats will pretty much drift wherever they want. Translation? No matter how careful you are, no matter how many rules you follow, bad stuff can happen. So even though this book is packed with advice from the experts, such advice isn't always guaranteed to work." But it is fun to read.

Additional Information:
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: National Geographic Children's Books (April 12, 2011)
ISBN-10: 9781426307744
ISBN-13: 978-1426307744

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