- Age Range: 8 and up
- Grade Level: 3 and up
- Series: Worst Case Scenario
- Hardcover: 144 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books (August 17, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 081187690X
- ISBN-13: 978-0811876902
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 10.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 44 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #487,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Worst-Case Scenario Survive-o-pedia Hardcover – August 17, 2011
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"I have a loyal group of nonfiction readers (ages 8-10) who come into the library each week in search of The Guinness World Records. If all of the Guinness books are checked out, then they will check out The Scholastic Book of Records or The Dangerous Book for Boys. Now there's a new general knowledge book that will have reluctant readers asking for more....The Worst Case Scenario Survive-O-Pedia would make a popular addition to the 031s (general knowledge). Beware, you'll need to start a waiting list once the kids see it!" The Nonfiction Detectives blog
About the Author
David Borgenicht is a writer, editor, publisher, and coauthor of all the books in the Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series. He has been known to float on quicksand, overpack while on safari, and employ 'the standard squat.'
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I did have a problem with one entry. The entry on Komodo Dragons is not completely accurate. First, Komodo Dragons are not the world's largest reptile (alligators and crocodiles can get much bigger, I just read an article today about a 21-foot long crocodile being caught in the Philippines). They are the world's largest LIZARD, however. In addition the authors describe Komodo dragons as being venomous, something that scientists are still disputing. There is no doubt however that Komodo dragons carry multiple types of deadly bacteria in their saliva and one really wouldn't want to be bitten by one.
The illustrations are great, gorgeous photographs mixed with cartoon-like drawings compliment the text in age appropriate ways. The book is not graphic in any way. The book would be great for reluctant readers and for teaching students about the importance of accuracy in nonfiction works. Recommended.
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