Outstanding, Toddler, Preschool, Primary, Sports, Poetry, Children

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Book Review


Made up of individual poems, Home Run, Touchdown, Basket, Goal! is a great introduction to many sports, including gymnastics, karate, swimming, and lacrosse. Young athletes can learn about and see the excitement of each sport, inspiring them to try them on their own. Readers learn about pedals and shifting in biking, that bowing to a sensei in karate is important, and that sprinting to the end zone can result in a touchdown. For basketball, readers learn that dribbling is how you get the ball down the court, and if the ball bounces off the rim you can get the rebound and try again. In swimming, children can learn that there are several different ways to swim, like doggie-paddle, frog kick, butterfly and crawl. This celebration of sports has something for everyone.