SYNOPSIS: Calling all castaways! You’ve probably pretended to be an explorer alone on a desert island in the middle of the ocean. It’s a fantastic adventure! But if you were shipwrecked and washed ashore, do you think you’d be able to survive? If you’ve read this book, the answer is yes, without a doubt! Learn how to light a fire without matches, build a shelter, find water and make it safe to drink, treat small wounds, read the sky, tie different kinds of knots, let people know you are there, and much more. Are you ready to become a Robinson Caruso? If you know where to look, nature will give you everything you need.
44 color drawings
MY THOUGHTS: I was absolutely amazed by this book. I’ve seen a number of news stories as of late detailing how children have survived harrowing experiences thanks, in part, to survival training. Anything can happen and equipping our children to survive in situations apart from their everyday life is a priceless gift.
This book walks the reader through a number of essential tips that will help them overcome a bad situation. Don’t mistake the beautiful drawings as belonging to a fictional book. They add to the understanding of the skills described. The information inside the book is vital. These are not things taught in a regular classroom. They should be, but, if you haven’t thought of having your children attend a survival class, this is the ideal place to start.
Easy to understand, expertly written, and wonderfully illustrated, this 5 star book should be in every classroom and read by as many children as possible.
About the Author & Illustrator:
Denis Tribaudeau, a French expert in survival training, has a big reputation for “extreme adventures.” A modern-day Indiana Jones with more than twenty years of travel experience, he has taken clients on amazing adventures around the globe and given advice to more than 1,000 survival students.
After studying art in Nancy and Amien, Karine Maincent left France to work for two years in Benin as a graphic designer at L’Institut Français de Cotonou. On her return to France in 2009, she opened the graphic design company the Tokpa Studio, where she creates colorful illustrations and animates creative workshops for children.
I received the aforementioned title in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.
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