Deer Hunting

9781635172270. ea vol: 32p. (The Outdoors). further reading. glossary. index. photos. websites. Focus Readers. Aug. 2017. lib. ed. $28.50. pap. $9.95.
Gr 2–4—Readers will gain an appreciation for outdoor sports after dipping into this informative series. Filled with many captivating, full-color photographs, which feature a sampling of male and female hunters as well as animals in their natural habitats, there is much to look at and learn in these books. The straightforward texts offer overviews of each activity, outlining equipment, fishing and hunting methods, and critical safety guidelines. Each title has a visual equipment checklist kids could use to prepare themselves for a hunting expedition. Particularly in the hunting titles, readers (children and grown-ups alike) will appreciate the attention paid to the importance of attending hunter's safety courses. In terms of safety, Bear Hunting in particular does not mince words about the serious dangers involved in the sport. There are no grisly field-dressing images, making these appropriate for children who are just beginning to form an interest in hunting and fishing. Each book concludes with a discussion on the conservation of natural habitats and the need to control the animal population. "Focus on" quiz questions at the end of each volume encourage deeper engagement with the text and are a mix of multiple choice and open-ended questions.
VERDICT This series hits the mark, especially for its message on safety and conservation.

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