So, in all honesty, the chance of your child encountering any of these situations, let alone all of them, is pretty much slim-to-none. At least, for your sake, I hope it's slim-to-none! However, this a fantastic book for any child that loves facts and being able to list fun trivia to their families and friends.
As the title indicates, the authors have listed (in alphabetical order, no less), 65 terrifying scenarios and in a humorous, tongue-in-cheek manner, the proper way in which your reader can survive those situations. Earthquakes, asteroids, sharks, piranhas, quicksand, and more...after reading this, they'll be able to survive just about anything!
Some events, such as a blizzard, being lost in the woods, rip currents, etc., are a bit more probable and therefore the information may actually be useful at some point in the reader's life. Hopefully not, but if they're ever caught in a rip current, it certainly would be nice to know what to do.
Though the scenarios are most definitely scary, the information is presented in such a humorous way, that no child will be walking away from this book scared. Instead, they'll be well-informed and driving you crazy with all sorts of fun information.
Great for a reluctant reader or one that loves facts!
Survive-o-pedia: Junior Edition
David Borgenicht, Molly Smith, Brendan Walsh, and Robin Epstein
Review copy provided by publisher