R is for Race: A Stock Car Alphabet

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Engines hum and hearts pound as cars hurtle around the track at 200 miles per hour. In R is for Race: A Stock Car Alphabet, readers will experience the track's sights and sounds as they learn the ins and outs of stock car racing, from its humble beginnings in 1895 to the fastest growing sport in America. Whether interested in the guys in the garage or the Daytona International Speedway, fans young and old will speed from A to Z as they are introduced to the people, places and memorable moments in stock car ...
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Engines hum and hearts pound as cars hurtle around the track at 200 miles per hour. In R is for Race: A Stock Car Alphabet, readers will experience the track's sights and sounds as they learn the ins and outs of stock car racing, from its humble beginnings in 1895 to the fastest growing sport in America. Whether interested in the guys in the garage or the Daytona International Speedway, fans young and old will speed from A to Z as they are introduced to the people, places and memorable moments in stock car racing.As a freelance magazine writer, author Brad Herzog has earned three gold medals from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He has also written several sports titles for Sleeping Bear Press, including H is for Home Run: A Baseball Alphabet. Brad lives with his family on California's Monterey Peninsula. Illustrator Jane Gilltrap Bready's motorsports paintings have been displayed in museums worldwide. She came by her love of cars naturally, as she was born into a family with racing ties. She and her family live in New Hampshire.
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Children's Literature - Susan Borges
For stock car enthusiasts of all ages and children who are learning the letters of the alphabet, this clever alphabet book will be a winner. Brad Herzog uses parallel text to engage all readers. There are witty verses of poetry for every letter of the alphabet, accompanied by rich text that contains fascinating facts and detailed information from A to Z. Readers learn that Daytona, Florida, is where NSCAR racing got its start, drafting is when drivers race in a single file to share air flow, and fans at stock car events can rent radio scanners that allow them to listen to conversations between the driver and the crew. Jane Bready's vibrant, captivating illustrations on each page bring the words to life and grab the attention of readers with their wonderful complexity and realistic impressions of stock car racing. Each beautiful illustration is brimming with personality and special appeal. Adults who love stock care racing and NSCAR will be eager to share this unique alphabet book with young readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585362721
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2006
  • Series: Sports Alphabet
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 422,940
  • Age range: 4 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Brad Herzog
Brad Herzog
Brad Herzog is the author of more than three-dozen books for children and four titles for adults, including three critically acclaimed travel memoirs that the American Book Review has deemed "the new classics of American travel writing." Brad's series of alphabet picture books for Sleeping Bear Press include popular titles like H is for Home Run and S is for Save the Planet. His beautifully-illustrated picture book, Francis and Eddie, tells the inspiring true story about how a 20-year-old unknown golfer and his 10-year-old caddie shocked the world at the 1913 U.S. Open. As a freelance magazine writer, Brad has been honored several times by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), including a Grand Gold Medal for best feature article of the year. He has been interviewed on "The Today Show" and "Oprah" and has been profiled in publications ranging from People magazine to Reader's Digest. Brad (www.bradherzog.com) lives on California's Monterey Peninsula with his wife and two sons.
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