Cheerleading for Fun (Activities for Fun)

Cheerleading for Fun (Activities for Fun)

by Beth Gruber
     
 

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Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies

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Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.

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Children's Literature
After a brief discussion of the history of cheerleading (complete with archival photos), this book moves into a discussion of the modern sport for aspiring cheerleaders. Advice is included on preparing for tryouts, stretching, and warming up. In addition, the book breaks down some complex stunts and discusses cheering competitions. The text is illustrated with color photographs and computer graphics demonstrating various moves; both boys and girls are shown actively participating in cheerleading. A cheerleading timeline and fun facts are appended—did you know that George W. Bush was a cheerleader? Two glossaries are also included, one for cheerleading-related terms and one for more general vocabulary. The distinction between the two is often fine, however: why is the term "conditioning" in the cheerleading-specific glossary while "flexibility" is on the general list? The suggestions for further reading and the FactHound online bibliography will lead readers to other sources of information about cheering. Part of the "Activities for Fun" series relating to extracurricular activities. 2004, Compass Point Books, Ages 7 to 12.
—Norah Piehl

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756505844
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
For Fun Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Beth Gruber has written about, edited, and reviewed children’s books for almost 20 years. She has also interviewed authors and TV show creators who write for children. Beth lives in New York City and is excited to be writing her first children’s book. She is a graduate of NYU School of Journalism. Reading and writing are her passions. Gymnastics is her favorite Olympics event.

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