From the Set Kids' Guides

What's it like to spend the night outdoors, far from the telephone, the computer, and the indoor plumbing? Lots of fun! That is, as long as you know what to expect and how to stay safe. Young readers will learn all about the basics of camping, from preparing for the trip to setting up a campsite to making s'mores. Both new and experienced campers can use this guide to plan a responsible and fun camping trip.

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  • Into the Woods
  • Planning Your Adventure
  • Getting Ready to Go
  • Home, Sweet...Campsite
  • Keeping It Safe
  • Glossary
  • Find Out More
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 796.54
ATOS Reading Level 5.5
Guided Reading Level V
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781614735076
Copyright 2013
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs

A noteworthy review of Kids' Guides from Booklist on May 15, 2004

For children needing to prepare, mentally and otherwise, for first encounters with the Great Outdoors, these upbeat primers to Kids’ Guides to the Outdoors series provide both basic information and a confidence-boosting attitude. Punctuated with color photos of enthusiastic-looking young people and family groups, Seeburg’s texts send the clear message that, with a bit of advance planning, adult help, a few items of equipment (which he lists), and respect for the basic safety rules, outdoor activities can’t fail to be a blast. The topical coverage is uneven: Freshwater Fishing, for instance, covers bate- and spin-casting in some detail, but not fly fishing. Though bugs, bears, and other discomforts rate barely a mention in Camping, and Freshwater Fishing passes in silence over such topics as baiting hooks, gutting one’s catch, or certain aspects of boating safety, the new titles will be useful additions to collections serving urban or densely suburban communities.

Author: Tim Seeberg