Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Weird Junior Edition

Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Weird Junior Edition

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by David Borgenicht, Justin Heimberg
     
 

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Vampires, zombies, aliens, mummies, dragons. Yes, even the weird, unexplained, and other-worldly need to be survived! The authors of the best-selling Worst-Case Scenario series are back with a hilarious (and helpful!) handbook that's a blast through space, time, history, and the imagination. Find out how to survive a Mars landing, fight a werewolf, deal with a

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Overview

Vampires, zombies, aliens, mummies, dragons. Yes, even the weird, unexplained, and other-worldly need to be survived! The authors of the best-selling Worst-Case Scenario series are back with a hilarious (and helpful!) handbook that's a blast through space, time, history, and the imagination. Find out how to survive a Mars landing, fight a werewolf, deal with a Bigfoot sighting, outwit a leprechaun, prepare for time travel, and more. Peppered with historical and scientific facts, this book will amaze, amuse, and delight. Kids will get the scoop on how to handle the weirdest situations Worst-Case Scenario-style!

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KIRKUS REVIEWS
this will catch the eye and likely draw a few yuks from susceptible young readers
School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—Readers will be amused by this latest addition to the series. Filled with tips on how to survive the bizarre—an alien abduction, vampires, and zombies, and how to pack for time travel—this humor-filled selection actually gives some practical facts to go along with the weird. Kids learn how to handle a UFO sighting, how to evict a ghost, and what to do just in case they stumble onto a cursed tomb. The tongue-in-cheek illustrations are the icing on this enjoyable book.—Esther Keller, I.S. 278, Marine Park, NY
Kirkus Reviews
A bit of literary gossamer if ever there was one, the latest of the Worst-Case Scenario Handbooks offers perfunctory advice for readers unfortunate enough to be kidnapped by aliens, attacked by mummies, ghosts, vampires or zombies ("Don't get cornered"), transported to ancient Rome or prehistoric times and like predicaments. Occasional tiny particles of actual folklore float amid the chaff and-except when they're wrong (no, rats don't carry plague, fleas do)-at least add traces of substance. The level of humor is relentlessly fourth grade, from "Werewolf! There wolf" to "If your friend's bunk bed has a lid, avoid a sleepover at all costs!" Endowed with a lavender color scheme for the page borders and small cartoons that clash nicely with the chartreuse cover, this will catch the eye and likely draw a few yuks from susceptible young readers before drifting from view. (Semi-informational recreation. 8-10)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811874380
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Series:
Worst-Case Scenario Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
833,007
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1000L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

David Borgenicht is a writer, editor, publisher, and co-author of all the books in The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook series. He lives in Philadelphia.

Justin Heimberg is the co-author of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Extreme Junior Edition. He lives in Maryland.

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