Kayaking and Rafting
The Great Outdoors
Readers will be constantly engaged as they uncover what it means to "shoot the rapids." Kayaking and rafting may seem like simple activities, but it takes a lot of know-how to successfully navigate a river. Readers learn the to discern between a sea kayak and a whitewater kayak. Amidst the adventure, they review how to perform a roll, to regain safety, if they flip over.
* Reviews *Series review: The Great OutdoorsThe Great Outdoors set is a fantastic introduction to many popular outdoor activities, with titles about Rock Climbing, Camping, Hunting, Fishing, Caving, and Kayaking/Rafting. Each title in the series features attractive photos, a glossary of terms, tips, informative captions, and factoids. Do you want to learn how to do an Eskimo roll in a kayak? Learn the history of the smores recipe? Debate the pros and cons of hunting? See what a mineral formation known as a gypsum flower looks like? Learn which lure or bait to use for different fish? Its all here in this series.Mackin Books in BloomSeries review: The Great OutdoorsThough simply written, these guides offer cogent information and instructions about outdoor activities. All volumes are illustrated with captioned color photos and most have value-adding features, such as a detailed account of how caves form in Caving and a page on overfishing issues in Fishing.School Library Journal