Apart from being the star of his Emmy Award winning television show Man vs Wild, Bear Grylls is also Chief Scout to the UK Scout Association and so a series of handbooks about survival with his name on it has authenticity and authority. Drawing on his 21 years of experience in the British SAS and with a personal philosophy of "Life is and adventure. Live it.", Grylls encourages young readers to get outdoors, explore what's on offer and with the help of clear illustrations and information, take a few risks to maximise the experience. From learning to set up camp, build a fire, gather food and water safely, build a shelter to using a compass, reading a map and tying basic knots, these step-by-step instructions are a must for young children whether they are setting up a tent in the backyard for an overnight sleepover or being more adventurous out in the bush with friends. Even if they are not planning a trip, the tips and tricks learned here may well provide them with necessary knowledge for a sticky situation in the future.
There is a constant cry from the world of adults that kids are too screen-bound, too indoors-oriented and they need to get out more so the growing obesity epidemic is halted so this series would be a great support to any studies of survival, self-preservation, needs vs wants and perhaps even encourage some to look at joining the Scout movement.
48 pages Ages 8-12
Recommended by: Barbara Braxton, Teacher Librarian, New South Wales AUSTRALIA
The series of books:
Dangers and Emergencies
"The must-have survival guide for all young explorers from chief scout, adventurer, writer and television presenter, Bear Grylls Embark on an amazing adventure with Bear Grylls and discover the world of knots. Learn to tie loops, lashes, hitches, and many more useful knots. Includes step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear. Packed full of fun facts, top tips and amazing illustrations plus knot, knots and more knots!"--from the publisher
Maps and Navigation Red Lemon Press July 2016