Adventures Of Riley: Survival Of The Salmon (Riley's World Series®)


Riley is off to Alaska to help Uncle Max count salmon and quickly discovers that nature reigns supreme here. Riley, Aunt Martha and cousin Alice travel by different modes of transportation and come across many different types of wildlife native to Alaksa. Jungle Jack (Jack Hanna) helps them when they stumble into some grizzly bears.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The illustrations, blending fiction and non-fiction, and the glossary are great. Kids can easily see themselves like Riley: adventurous, into computer games, curious about the world and still frightened by it, too.
Menchville students: You'll learn tons with this book.

Content Awareness Factors:

None, really. Our child was anxious to get a passport sticker, and was surprised at the end not to see one. If you have read other Riley stories, you'll need to catch up on the new Passport rules.
Menchville students: I'd like to learn more about Riley and his life.

Little Kid Reaction

Our son loved the illustrations in the book – a combination of photographs and drawings. He followed the storyline well and enjoyed the information boxes with detailed facts about the animals. He asked to read the book again the next day and wanted to go through the pictures again to see what was a real photograph and what was a drawn illustration.
Menchville students: We picked this book because it looked fun and educational (I wanted to know more about salmon). It has interesting information about different animals and cool pictures; I liked the combination of real pictures juxtaposed with cartoon pictures.

Parent Reaction

This is a unique and very well done book. The illustrations are very interesting and there is much to learn aside from the excitement of the story.

Type of Book:
This is a monograph in the nature/science series that covers the globe.
Educational Themes:

There is plenty to explore with Riley books. You've got geography, conservation, nature, study of natural habitat, how scientific studies are conducted, animal behavior ... and more.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 to 12
Recommended Age To Read Together:
5 and Up
Age of child:
Read with 7-year-old boy. Also read by students at Menchville High School for the Use Your ABCs program.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy! This book engages a younger reader through the story and the older reader with the facts. I would definitely buy it as a gift – it’s very original.
Menchville students: Buy! I think this is a buy because on almost every page there is animal facts.

Title Adventures of Riley: Survival Of The Salmon

Riley's World, Book 6

Author Amanda Lumry, Laura Hurwitz
Publisher Eaglemont Press © 2006
Illustrators Ulkutay and Ulkutay
ISBN 9780974841137
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Adventure, Nature, Science, Geography
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