Karate Boy

Karate Boy

by Ann Morris
     
 

Nine-year-old David is a blue belt in karate, but he's on his way to earning a green belt. This photo book follows David as he proceeds to the next higher level in karate. Readers go with him to the dojo and meet his teacher and classmates. Especially geared for younger children. The story is told in simple language with helpful explanations of terms. Full-color… See more details below

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Nine-year-old David is a blue belt in karate, but he's on his way to earning a green belt. This photo book follows David as he proceeds to the next higher level in karate. Readers go with him to the dojo and meet his teacher and classmates. Especially geared for younger children. The story is told in simple language with helpful explanations of terms. Full-color photos.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
David practices karate at a dojo, where he is taught by a black-belt master, the sensei. In Karate Boy by Ann Morris, photographs by David Katzenstein, readers can look inside a martial arts classroom and learn some of the basic principles of karate, such as respect for opponents and the instructor.(July)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 4A fine translation that retains the spirit and vitality of the original English text. This photo-essay takes readers through an actual karate class and emphasizes the teaching of values such as self-respect and humility in addition to physical skills of balance and coordination. From the first warm-up kicks to the final meditation, an enthusiastic boy and his friends demonstrate the routines that will earn them the green belt or "obi." The use of real kids in photos enlivens the text. This should be a popular title among the growing number of youngsters who share the experience of Saturday and after-school karate classes.Marisa Parish, New York Public Library
Carolyn Phelan
This photo-essay follows young David to his karate class and explains what he does there. In addition to the basics of exercises, form, and sparring, readers will learn the ranking of the colored belts worn with the white uniforms, the meanings of various animal patches sewn on the shirts, that a "dojo" is "a place where people learn and practice karate," that "sensei" means teacher, and how karate transcends sport to offer a way of life. Clear full-color photographs illustrate the simple, direct text. A good introduction to karate for young students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525453376
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/01/1996
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.38(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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