Survival Guide

The Survival Guides is a series of non-fiction books that take a creative, humorous approach to their subject matter. An un-named, video game obsessed, 13-year-old takes readers through each topic.

The Human Body Survival Guide

The human body is GROSS. So this book is full of poo and wee and puke. It has secretions as well as excretions. It is swarming with lice and worms and nematodes and those teeny-tiny mites that live in your eyelashes. It is infested with bacteria and viruses and fungi and protozoa. Oh yeah… and there’s also some info in there about blood and brains and muscles and bones and that kind of stuff.

The Human Body Survival Guide
ISBN: 9781760896744
Published under the Puffin imprint by Penguin Random House Australia on 15 September 2020.


The Australia Survival Guide

Australia is known for many things; sandy beaches, beautiful bushland, remote desert and, of course, its many unique animals . . . but more often than not, IT IS TRYING TO KILL YOU! This book is your must-have, carry-at-all-times, read-on-the-dunny, survival guide to Down Under.

The Australia Survival Guide
ISBN: 9780143796572
Published under the Puffin imprint by Penguin Random House Australia on 1 October 2019.

Australian Survival Guide

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  • “The author cleverly uses a fictional 13-year-old boy who’s reluctantly travelling around Australia with his family as the book’s narrator. This highly relatable character plays a large part in dispelling the fear factor for readers 9+ years.”

    READING TIME, 5 Nov 2019
  • “George Ivanoff is not just a pretty face. Under that luxuriant mop of ever-changing hair there’s an inventive and clever brain which can produce not only awesome adventures of the fictional kind for readers but now the ultimate field guide to surviving in the harsh reality of the Australian landscape.”

    JUST SO STORIES, 30 OCT 2019
  • “With its practical nature, appealing layout and focus on things that fascinate, it could be the perfect foundation for Term 4 investigations.”

    THE BOTTOM SHELF, 22 Oct 2019
  • “Celebrate all that is Australia with its quirky flora, fauna and environment in this fun yet educational book perfect for primary schoolers.”

    KIDS’ BOOK REVIEW, 9 Oct 2019
  • I liked the book because it has lots of fact boxes about different animals. I think this book would suit both boys or girls aged 7 to 11.”

    ALPHABET SOUP (reviewed by 7-year-old Rory), 7 OCT 2019
  • “Humour is used to great effect throughout, making this important information entertaining and accessible. You can tell that Ivanoff had more than a little fun writing this book.”

    BETTER READING, 1 Oct 2019
  • “One could imagine the target market for this book – children aged from nine years plus – spending countless hours reading and dipping into the 175 pages.”

    Dianne Bates - BUZZ WORDS, 5 Sept 2019
  • “From the author of the interactive You Choose series, comes a reference book with a modern twist.”
    “Ivanoff has created a reference book that speaks to the screen dominated youth of today.”