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Animal Sports
     

Animal Sports

by Jim Gigliotti
 

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Animal Sports introduces readers to different extreme animal sports practiced around the world!

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Animal Sports introduces readers to different extreme animal sports practiced around the world!

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Children's Literature - Sue Poduska
Part of the "Extreme Sports" series, this is a good introduction to the variety of activities available to kids on the move. The author starts with a brief introduction to the topic, and then he writes about show jumping. He introduces several types of horse racing, including steeplechase and endurance riding. Sled dog racing and canine agility contests are his next subjects. The reader learns about polo, both on horseback and elephant back. Rodeos provide a backdrop for many animal sports. Bullfighting is next, including a brief discussion of the ethics of the sport. The author points out that other animal sports have prompted discussions on ethics. The numerous detailed photographs usually show human athletes using the proper equipment to remain safe. Readers are also reminded to stay healthy enough to enjoy the activities without injury. The table of contents, brief glossary, "Find Out More" section with books and websites plus an event to visit, and index help make this a useful guide. Just in time for the summer Olympics, readers can read about what they're watching. Reviewer: Sue Poduska

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410942234
Publisher:
Raintree Publishers
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Series:
Extreme Sports
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,054,244
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
850L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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