Reviews for Camp Out! : The Ultimate Kids' Guide from the Backyard to the Backwoods

Publishers Weekly Reviews 2007 August #1
In Camp Out! The Ultimate Kids' Guide by Lynn Brunelle, illus. by Brian Biggs, youngsters will find a comprehensive guide to camping and outdoor activities. Whether deep in the woods or in their own backyards, kids can learn how to scout for the perfect camp site, build a cooking fire, tie knots, make a compass and read weather signs. Crafts, games, campfire recipes, as well as guides to constellations and animal footprints are all included. (Workman, $11.95 paper 376p ages 9-12 ISBN 9780-7611-4122-8; Aug.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

School Library Journal Reviews 2008 February

Gr 5 Up-- From the backyard to the backwoods, this book is stuffed with information about gear, packing lists, where to go, what to do while you're camping, and what to do when you get back. There are 174 games, skills, projects, recipes, songs, experiments, crafts, and more to make, learn, play, and do outdoors. Activities include knot tying, campfire cooking, using a compass, marking a trail, identifying plants and animals, weather watching, and stargazing just to name a few. Line drawings give a clear picture of the instructions they represent. The book is well organized with a table of contents that gives descriptive chapter overviews and a handy index. Written on a kid's level from a kid's-eye view, this volume is perfect for would-be campers as it prepares adventurers to go into the great outdoors and have fun.--Cynde Suite, Bartow County Library System, Adairsville, GA

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