Educational fun for the budding Indiana Jones or Lara Croft in your life...,
This review is from: Not For Parents How to be a World Explorer (Lonely Planet) (Hardcover)
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This is a 160-page hardback book, that my ten-year-old daughter and eight-year-old son adore. Much like Extreme Planet Not for Parents they will sit and read it spontaneously, without any encouragement from me. There are no photographs in this book, but I didn't mourn their absence. The comics-style graphics are engaging and the text is served in bite-sized chunks.
The text mixes practical advice for the brave traveller with stories of other adventurers. It is not for the faint-hearted, one section describes the process of 'globe luxation', which is the medical term for when your eyeball pops out of your head. At least this book tells you how to put it back.
The cover promises that How To Be A World Explorer is 'your all-terrain training manual'. It is suitable if you're interested in Jungle and Savannah, Desert, Polar, Forest and Mountain, Oceans and Rivers, Air, Navigation before finishing with Explorer Bootcamp. This book gives a broad overview of each subject. If you want great depth on each topic you'll need to look elsewhere.
Judging by the reaction of my children, I'd recommend this book to any budding Indiana Jones or Lara Crofts out there.