Survival Guides

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.

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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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Reviews

  • The Human Body Survival Guide

    “The language used is chatty and casual, which makes it engaging and entertaining. However, along the way the amount of information imparted to the reader is accurate and detailed.”

    Reading Time, 1 Dec 2020
  • The Human Body Survival Guide

    “This book is sure to be a hit for primary and first few years of high school aged children.”

    Schooldays Magazine, 3 Nov 2020
  • The Human Body Survival Guide

    “George is one of those amazing authors who can skillfully turn his hand to adept and engaging writing across many genres. The fact that he is just a tiny bit crazy (eccentric?) is a bonus…”

    JUST SO STORIES, 5 Oct 2020
  • The Human Body Survival Guide

    “Showing how flexible and adept a writer he is, his narrative speaks directly to his audience in language that kids use, and with his usual unsuppressed childish humour. ”

    KIDS' BOOK REVIEW, 30 Sept 2020
  • The Human Body Survival Guide

    “The Human Body Survival Guide is a great way to jazz up the science and literacy classroom”

    EDUCATE. EMPOWER., 9 Sept 2020
  • The Human Body Survival Guide

    “One can imagine a young reader totally engaged in the fascinating information which is revealed throughout the book.”

    BUZZ WORDS, 8 Sept 2020
  • The Human Body Survival Guide

    “George Ivanoff delights in grossing out his readers with details but at the same time he is informing them about the many ways in which our bodies function.”

    STORY LINKS, 19 Aug 2020
  • The Australia Survival Guide

    “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
  • The Australia Survival Guide

    “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
  • The Australia Survival Guide

    “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
  • The Australia Survival Guide

    “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
  • The Australia Survival Guide

    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
  • The Australia Survival Guide

    “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
  • The Australia Survival Guide

    “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
  • The Australia Survival Guide

    “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.”