From the Set The Great Outdoors
Explore canoeing, an exciting outdoor activity, including how to canoe, where to paddle, and how to stay safe.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|ATOS Reading Level||3.8|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|Publisher||The Child's World, Inc.|
|Format||Reinforced book, Hosted ebook|
|Number of Pages||24, 24|
|Dimensions||8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5|
A noteworthy review of The Great Outdoors from School Library Journal on November 1, 2014
These appealing books feature an uncluttered design, which highlights the short, easy-to-read text. Words with definitions are set apart by different-colored font; color photos often supplement descriptions of equipment or animals. In Canoeing, a sidebar notes that many animals live in, near, or around water, such as trout, turtles, and geese. A history of each sport is provided, and there’s an emphasis on safety through planning and proper equipment. For instance, campers are advised to avoid ticks by wearing bug spray and long pants and thick socks. As they enumerate each sport’s appeal, these books also stress inclusiveness (‘Athletic or not, anyone can hike. There are even trails people in wheelchairs can use.’). Attractive, useful additions.
A noteworthy review of The Great Outdoors from Children's Bookwatch on September 1, 2014
Canoeing is a great introductory illustrated manual for juveniles from an outdoor sports series for middle grade kids from The Child’s World. Beautiful color photographs show scenes of canoeing out on the water, different types of canoes, life jackets and safety equipment or gear, and more. Canoeing is all about exploring nature in a quiet, respectful, open way that closely resembles traditional canoeing activity as initiated by Native Americans thousands of years ago in North America. Kids can learn so much from the experience of canoeing. Teamwork, safety practices, nature observation, conservation practices and principles, and many more excellent life skills and memorable experiences await the young canoe paddler. Canoeing is a great experience that can be a lifetime adventure. Additional information is found at the book’s end in the Glossary, list of resources, and web sites. Exciting outdoor experiences await the adventurer in a canoe! Other exciting and highly recommended titles in the same outdoor sports series include the following: Hiking (9781626873308), Hunting (9781626873315), Rock Climbing (9781626873339), Kayaking (9781626873322), Biking (9781626873261), Camping (9781626873278), and Fishing (9781626873292).
Author: M. J. York
M. J. York has an undergraduate degree in English and history and a master's degree in library science. M. J. lives in Minnesota and works as a children's-book editor. She has always been fascinated by myths, legends, and fairy tales from around the world.