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Great for pre-teen boy
on July 18, 2011
I love to get books for kids as gifts (especially classics), and sometimes it's hard to think of a "fun" book for boys between 9-12. I really think the Book of Survival is a great one. The chapters alternate between humorous advice and practical helps. I'm not sure if the advice on surviving polar bears, piranhas, sharks, and the abominable snowman would work, but I think the boys will keep on reading. The author does offer some helpful advice on planning expeditions, being a good leader, and using a compass.
I am also very concerned about authors (I've never read before) sneaking something crude or dirty into kids' books. I read every word. This book is clean and I bought 4 copies for my son, nephews, and a friend.