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Friday, 7 December 2018

Review: The Daredevil's Guide to Dangerous Places


Ever heard of Komodo National Park in Indonesia, where deadly Komodo dragons roam the earth looking for their next meal (which could be people!)?

Have you heard of Lake Nyos, a lake in Cameroon that sits beside a volcano and is filled with deadly carbonic acid?

Did you know there’s a place in Madagascar called the Forest of Knives, named for the sharp skin-piercing needles of rock that prevent humans from entering the area.

Are you curious, young adventurers? Would you like to know more? Then you NEED to check out The Daredevil’s Guide to Dangerous Places

Join Eddie and Junko as they travel the world in their dangermobile, visiting the most deadly and dangerous places across the globe. You’ll learn about lava lakes, earth quakes, volcanos, sinkholes, hurricanes, avalanches, whirlpools and so much more.

For every new dangerous place you travel to, you’ll find a cool description of the location, danger statistics and relevant historical facts. There are also colour coded danger categories, a map at the front and a glossary at the back.

There are awesome photos of each dangerous place, and an illustrated Eddie, Junko and their seriously cool dangermobile on every page.

This is a brilliant non-fiction book. Author Anna Brett has made the text fun and funny to read, and illustrator Mike Jacobson brings so much joy to the book with his funky characters.

I highly recommend adding this book to your non-fiction collection. It’s a book kids will want to read and explore, and it will most definitely inspire some very cool school projects.

Title: The Daredevil's Guide to Dangerous Places
Author: Anna Brett
Illustrator: Mike Jacobson 
Publisher: Lonely Planet Kids, $19.99
Publication Date: 1 October 2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781787016941
For ages: 6+
Type: Junior Non-Fiction

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