Editorial Review

Booklist Online Exclusive (Kay Weisman)

Cover: Gymnastics

This entry in the I Love Sports series introduces early readers to this individual sport. Simple text (“Get on the map. Jump. Roll. And flip. Let’s do gymnastics!”) combines with crisp full-color photographs to depict multiethnic children involved in this activity. Several events are described, including tumbling, balance beam, rings, vault, and floor exercise. Subject specific words are clarified with captioned photos (vault, balance beam, mats, rings), while a separate picture glossary defines other terms (cartwheel, compete, floor exercise, judge, medal, meet). The book succeeds at introducing this sport to beginning-reader audience, but the appended website, which links to other gymnastics information, is problematic: several sites are commerical, and non present information at a level accessible to this book’s intended audience. Purchase where demand is high. -Kay Weisman

—Kay Weisman

Products Reviewed

Title   ATOS Format Qty
Cover: Gymnastics Gymnastics 1.0

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