Let Them Be Eaten by Bears

Let Them Be Eaten by Bears

A Fearless Guide to Taking Our Kids Into the Great Outdoors

Book - 2013
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A guide to helping kids enjoy nature and appreciate the great outdoors, based on the author's acclaimed Integrated Outdoor Program.
Publisher: New York : Perigee, Published by the Penguin Group, ©2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780399161087
0399161082
Characteristics: x, 240 pages ;,21 cm

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Jul 19, 2016

This book is a great find! The writing is enjoyable and filled with funny and poignant anecdotes. It is also full of practical, helpful, do-able ideas for getting involved with kids in the outdoors. The author also makes a strong case for why outdoor experience is so important. This book will inspire you to get down and dirty in the natural world, and also give you the tools you need to get started!

ksoles Jun 27, 2013

In his down-to-Earth but ever-humourous new book, Peter Brown Hoffmeister provides tips and tricks for getting kids used to the great outdoors while preserving parents' sanity. Most poignantly, he advocates letting go of the desire for a "perfect" wilderness experience; he encourages families to get out there, get dirty, get curious and just do it.

The author's experience as an educator and outdoorsman shines through in his writing. He truly believes that a young person's curiosity enriches every fresh air experience, from backyard camping to serious mountaineering to 100 mile scooter rides (no joke!). He has a refreshingly glib attitude about going with the flow and not worrying about small mishaps but also prioritizes safety and coaches readers on how to practically set goals and expectations for excursions so as to avoid disappointment.

"Let Them Be Eaten By Bears" ultimately wants kids to be kids and adults to feel comfortable with the scrapes, bruises and fears that can accompany outdoor excursions.

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