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Sport-O-Rama



written and illustrated by
Benoit Tardif

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Kids Can
Imprint
Kids Can
ISBN
9781771383271
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This playful visual introduction to twenty-three sports—from badminton and basketball to soccer and speed skating—identifies athletes, equipment, uniforms, and much more. Author’s note. Glossary. Bibliography. Full-color illustrations.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

56

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Dewey

612/.044

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Nonfic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2015

Book Genres


Topics

Sports. Sporting equipment. Visual references.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, The Horn Book Guide, School Library Journal

Junior Library Guild

  • Colorful, bold illustrations, a multi-panel layout, and clear labels combine to create an engaging beginners’ guide to a variety of sports.
  • Readers will enjoy poring over the details, labels, and occasional speech bubbles in the artwork. While most of the labels identify equipment, techniques, and uniform essentials, some are just plain fun and bring levity to the book’s overall tone. On the golf spread, for example, a “real alligator” waits, an “unplayable ball” in its mouth, while the golfer exclaims “OH, NO!” On the side of a ski course, a “yeti” appears; and on the gymnastics spread, a gymnast’s head includes the labels “bun” and “nervous smile.”
  • The back matter contains brief descriptions of all the pictured sports, as well as a glossary, bibliography, and answers to the “halftime” puzzle fittingly placed in the middle of the book.

School Library Journal

Posterlike depictions of 23 sports, rendered in a few basic colors, comprise Tardif’s foray into informational picture books aimed at young children, which was originally published in French. The author’s humor abounds on nearly every page, and though the structure is simple, there’s tons to notice, from speech bubbles in the basketball section reading, “Just try to get by me!” to the athlete in football garb described as a “very hefty player.” What sets this title apart from others is the inclusion of sports with which many children are less familiar, such as cricket, horseback riding, and sailing. The fencing section includes French terminology, for example, en garde and touché. There’s also a “Halftime” section, a change-of-pace spread where readers are invited to search for items such as a referee whistle and a trophy. The book ends with two-page descriptions of each sport. VERDICT Older ESL students might benefit from looking for familiar sports and using the corresponding English vocabulary words along with the picture clues. Otherwise, this offering probably won’t have repeated readings.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA

Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • Colorful, bold illustrations, a multi-panel layout, and clear labels combine to create an engaging beginners’ guide to a variety of sports.
  • Readers will enjoy poring over the details, labels, and occasional speech bubbles in the artwork. While most of the labels identify equipment, techniques, and uniform essentials, some are just plain fun and bring levity to the book’s overall tone. On the golf spread, for example, a “real alligator” waits, an “unplayable ball” in its mouth, while the golfer exclaims “OH, NO!” On the side of a ski course, a “yeti” appears; and on the gymnastics spread, a gymnast’s head includes the labels “bun” and “nervous smile.”
  • The back matter contains brief descriptions of all the pictured sports, as well as a glossary, bibliography, and answers to the “halftime” puzzle fittingly placed in the middle of the book.

School Library Journal

Posterlike depictions of 23 sports, rendered in a few basic colors, comprise Tardif’s foray into informational picture books aimed at young children, which was originally published in French. The author’s humor abounds on nearly every page, and though the structure is simple, there’s tons to notice, from speech bubbles in the basketball section reading, “Just try to get by me!” to the athlete in football garb described as a “very hefty player.” What sets this title apart from others is the inclusion of sports with which many children are less familiar, such as cricket, horseback riding, and sailing. The fencing section includes French terminology, for example, en garde and touché. There’s also a “Halftime” section, a change-of-pace spread where readers are invited to search for items such as a referee whistle and a trophy. The book ends with two-page descriptions of each sport. VERDICT Older ESL students might benefit from looking for familiar sports and using the corresponding English vocabulary words along with the picture clues. Otherwise, this offering probably won’t have repeated readings.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA

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