Stupendous Sports Stadiums

Stupendous Sports Stadiums

by Michael Sandler
     
 

Some sports stadiums are so amazing that it's hard to grasp the size of their incredible features-unless you have something to compare them to. For example, the video display board at Cowboys Stadium in Texas weighs 600 tons (544 metric tons). How heavy is that? It's almost as heavy as 120 African elephants! Look inside to discover more about the spectacular

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Some sports stadiums are so amazing that it's hard to grasp the size of their incredible features-unless you have something to compare them to. For example, the video display board at Cowboys Stadium in Texas weighs 600 tons (544 metric tons). How heavy is that? It's almost as heavy as 120 African elephants! Look inside to discover more about the spectacular features of sports stadiums around the world. The amazing comparisons will help you see just how stupendous these stadiums truly are.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Karin Fisher-Golton
Stadiums that can hold the population of a small city, a field that floats in a harbor, and grass that can slide outside its indoor stadium to get some sunshine—both young sports fans and budding builders will be impressed by these outstanding arenas. This 24-page book features eight two-page spreads, each with several facts and two to three clear, engaging paragraphs about the architectural, functional, and environmental features of each stadium. Several other arenas warrant briefer appearances. Kids will enjoy studying the photographic illustrations, which include vivid portraits of each featured stadium and detailed shots. As in the other three books in Bearport's "So Big Compared to What?" series, Sandler employs plentiful comparisons to give readers a sense of the scope of the featured structures. There is just one place where he makes a misleading comparison, and unfortunately it is right at the book's beginning. When Sandler compares yearly attendance at baseball and football games in the United States to the country's population, he suggest that the figure is the total number of individual attendees, rather than the sum of all the games' attendance numbers, which includes many people who attend multiple games. The book includes an index, bibliography, "read more," and "about the author" sections, all brief, plus a more detailed glossary. The "Learn More Online" feature provides access to interesting, related websites and a crossword activity. Though the reading level works best for children from seven to nine years old, children as young as five and as old as twelve will enjoy perusing the pages of this slim but solid addition to a thinly populated architecture category. Reviewer: Karin Fisher-Golton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617723025
Publisher:
Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/2011
Series:
So Big Compared to What? Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
615,782
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
IG1010L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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