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Boys Only: How to Survive Anything
     

Boys Only: How to Survive Anything

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by Martin Oliver, Simon Ecob (Illustrator)
 

New graphic novels from the team that brought you the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Best at Everything series!

Unlike those other books for boys that are a little too dangerous, BOYS ONLY: HOW TO SURVIVE ANYTHING is the perfect guide. In addition to the mix of humor and helpfulness, the fresh graphic style of art makes this book stand out from all the others.

Overview

New graphic novels from the team that brought you the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Best at Everything series!

Unlike those other books for boys that are a little too dangerous, BOYS ONLY: HOW TO SURVIVE ANYTHING is the perfect guide. In addition to the mix of humor and helpfulness, the fresh graphic style of art makes this book stand out from all the others. With practical, funny, and sometimes ridiculous how-tos (like how to escape quicksand, navigate using only the stars, and avoid being eaten by a polar bear) boys are going to love getting prepared for just about anything!

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews - Kirkus Reviews
A slender, graphically formatted survival guide in the vein of Conn Iggulden's The Dangerous Book for Boys (2007) and Dominqiue Enright's The Boy's Book (2007).A gracious plenty of short how-tos for any young man—how to survive a zombie attack, a snake bite or a raging Tyrannosaurus rex, among others—in an easily digestible comic-book format. Some of the vignettes offer pretty common-sense information that assumes little of its reader: The final piece of imparted wisdom for surviving a whiteout, for example, is, "[i]f conditions worsen, head for shelter again and wait it out." Others actually provide some interesting ideas, like how to create a floatation device out of a pair of pants in the event of a plane crash. Liberally peppered with factual information, some practical advice and a dash of humor, the non-linear composition will easily entice casual browsers with its short episodes. What is most puzzling however, is the classification of this book: Though obviously nonfiction, there is no source material to back up provided facts nor any additional bibliography of books or Web resources for interested young aficionados to follow up. With something so obviously geared toward hesitant readers, it would seem self-evident to provide supplementary reading to keep budding interests piqued. Take this for what it is: a cute, quick offering, with likely appeal to even the most reluctant young boys. (Graphic nonfiction. 8-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545430968
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Series:
Best at Everything
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
890L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Martin Oliver has written over two dozen books for children. This is his first graphic novel.

Simon Ecob has worked as a freelance cartoonist and illustrator for the last twenty years. His work has appeared in Spectacular Spider-Man and Cosmic magazine. Simon has also illustrated several books for children, including the Boys' Book of Survival: How to Survive Anything, Anywhere.

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Boys Only: How to Survive Anything 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
KlooKloo More than 1 year ago
Only boys have to guts to fight off monsters or have adventures! Horrible sexism. No different than putting STRAIGHTS ONLY or WHITES ONLY on the cover.