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Roller Coasters

Roller Coasters

by Valerie Bodden

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Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This text is part of a series specifically focused on thrill rides that might be of interest to primary/early elementary readers. This particular text, focused on roller coasters, defines what roller coasters are, provides a short history—I hadn't know that they originated as ice slides in Russia—and discuss the different types of coasters. The book also highlights three specific roller coasters that are "famous" for specific reasons: the Kingda Ka in New Jersey which is, currently, the tallest and fastest; the Steel Dragon in Japan which is the world's longest, and the Cyclone at Coney Island, one of the oldest wooden coasters still in active use today. Photos of bright, colorful exciting coasters are found throughout the text, as are pictures of carnival fare like cotton candy, twirl suckers, and popcorn to add to the fun features of the text. The Glossary, Read More, and Web Sites sections are pretty minimal although appropriate to the reading level of the young readers upon which the text focuses. This book, and the "Thrill Rides" series in general, provide a fun look at the type of rides little kids—and their parents—can't wait to ride and enjoy at amusement parks and fairs. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.

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Creative Company, The
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Product dimensions:
8.89(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.29(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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