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Feb 08, 2011
| ISBN 9780375865589
| 6-9 years
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Mar 02, 2011
| ISBN 9780375985812
| 7-9 years
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Feb 08, 2011 | ISBN 9780375865589 | 6-9 years
Mar 02, 2011 | ISBN 9780375985812 | 7-9 years
Exhilarating, all-new, kid-friendly verses capture the range of emotions, from the thrill of winning to the agony of losing to the sheer joy of participating. Jack Prelutsky, America’s first children’s poet laureate and a virtuoso at making poetry fun for the elementary school crowd, includes in this collection poems about the popular sports that kids play—team sports, individual sports, and even backyard frisbee tossing. The bouncy rhymes beg to be read aloud and lend themselves to easy recitation. Caldecott Medal Winner Chris Raschka’s stylized watercolors are a blaze of color and motion. An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book of 2007, this exuberant picture book proves that poetry can be as much fun as playing games!
Exhilarating, all-new, kid-friendly rhymes capture the range of emotions, from winning to losing to the sheer joy of participating, that children experience as they discover the games of their choice. Jack Prelutsky, a virtuoso at making poetry fun for the elementary school crowd, includes in this inspired collection poems about baseball, soccer, football, skating, swimming, gymnastics, basketball, karate, and more. His signature lighthearted humor in verse that trips off the tongue is coupled here with the 2006 Caldecott Medal winner Chris Raschka’s lickety-split, stylized (and stylish) watercolors. Every page is a blaze of color and motion. Whether Good Sports will create good sports remains to be seen, but it will prove to young boys (and girls) that reading poetry can be fun.
“I have always enjoyed playing with words, but I had no idea that I would be a writer. There was a time when I couldn’t stand poetry! . . . When I was a young man, I discovered poetry again… More about Jack Prelutsky
Starred Review, Booklist, March 2007:"Prelutsky’s smoothly rhyming quatrains, ideal for recitation, cover team sports . . . as well as several individual ones,and celebrate disciplined efforts as exuberantly as noncompetitive play."
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