Dream Builders: The World's Best Skatepark Creators

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In yet another series devoted to skateboarding, titles such as Awesome Obstacles, Off the Wall, and Rippin' Ramps and Technical Terrain cover the usual hints and tips for building ramps and various skateboarding techniques. Dream Builders and Taking Action, however, highlight two topics that other skateboarding series have not fully explored. Dream Builders is a great addition to skateboarding literature. "With the huge increase in demand for public skate terrain, a handful of highly specialized skate park construction companies have formed." The book provides interesting background information on five major skate-park companies. Hocking highlights the best parks that each company has built and stresses that the one thing making each company so successful is that each is made up of lifelong skateboarders. Hocking gives basic design information from blueprints and 3D design to laying rebar and shooting concrete or "shotcrete." The last section gives readers some advice on exploring skate park construction as a career. Taking Action is a great book for skaters who want their city to build a public skate park. This book is designed to give readers tips on "getting organized, creating a petition drive, fund-raising, designing a park, and staying involved." Hocking encourages readers to organize their friends and seek out support from teachers, local business owners, and even police officers. After collecting more than one hundred signatures on a petition, readers are given the tools to attend city council meetings. Hocking also includes some great ideas to help raise money, including selling special T-shirts, holding a skateboarding contest, and commemoratingdonors with a tile. Although the books are brief, few skateboard books have explored park designers or the political organizing for a public skate park. Hocking, editor of Life and Limb: Skateboarders Write from the Deep End, is a skateboarder and lends authenticity to the series. Each book contains color pictures, some featuring girls skateboarding. This series serves as a great resource for school assignments, an introduction to skateboarding, and even pleasure reading for skaters. It is recommended for public and school libraries serving middle school students. (The Skateboarders Guide to Skate Parks, Half Pipes, Bowls and Obstacles). VOYA CODES: 4Q 2P M (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2005, Rosen, 48p.; Glossary. Index. Photos. Biblio. Further Reading., PLB . Ages 11 to 14.
—Sarah Cofer
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