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."
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."