Cool Sports Dad: 75 Amazing Sporting Tricks to Teach and Impress Your Kids

Cool Sports Dad: 75 Amazing Sporting Tricks to Teach and Impress Your Kids

by David Fischer, Adam Wallenta
     
 

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Kids look up to their dads. Dads have to be able to break in a new baseball glove (and to know which glove is age-appropriate), to answer every question imaginable (why is a football called a pigskin?), to teach their child how to throw a knuckleball, skate backwards on hockey skates, or spin a basketball on one fingertip. When it comes to sports, dads are

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Kids look up to their dads. Dads have to be able to break in a new baseball glove (and to know which glove is age-appropriate), to answer every question imaginable (why is a football called a pigskin?), to teach their child how to throw a knuckleball, skate backwards on hockey skates, or spin a basketball on one fingertip. When it comes to sports, dads are expected to know and do everything. Such an amazing dad is rare. For the rest of us, there’s Cool Sports Dad.

Cool Sports Dad is packed full of mini essays about sports by the world’s most knowledgeable experts. The contributors to Cool Sports Dad range from instantly recognizable All-Star names like Jerome Bettis and David Wright to the next generation of extreme athletes like BMX biker and 2005 X Games silver medalist Scotty Cranmer and Bassmasters fishing champion Kevin Van Dam. All have been chosen for inclusion because they are at the very top of their profession, be it baseball, basketball, football, BMX racing, or even fishing. Fathers may not know everything, but with Cool Sports Dad on-hand they can give the impression they do.

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Publishers Weekly
Alexander Huber may not be a household name for most American readers, but a lifetime of remarkable free-ascent climbs has made him a legend in the climbing community. Kicking off at a brisk pace, Huber's memoir details a 16-meter fall he sustained on a climb in Yosemite. The book then shifts to his childhood in Germany, and the author describes learning to climb from his father and setting off with his brother (who could drive) to climb the Dolmite mountains in Italy. The narrative momentum grinds to a halt when Huber discusses the many mountains he has climbed in his career, the details of which will likely be lost on most readers. Huber assumes that readers know a piton from a bivouac, but a glossary would have been helpful (there is no explanation of the difference between "sport climbing" and "free climbing" for instance). While Huber's account will appeal to readers interesting in mountaineering and extreme outdoor sports, its myopic focus may be lost on a more general audience. Photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602399655
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

David Fischer has written numerous books on sports for adults and young readers, including Greatest Sports Rivalries, The 50 Coolest Jobs in Sports, and Do Curve Balls Really Curve? He has written for the New York Times and Sports Illustrated for Kids, and has worked for Sports Illustrated, NBC Sports, and the National Sports Daily. He was presented a Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing in 1998. David lives in River Vale, New Jersey with his wife Carolyn and children Rachel and Jack.

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