|Karate (Blastoff! Readers. Level 2. Let's Play Sports!)|
Author: Downs, Kieran
Relevant images match informative text in this introduction to karate, including the practices of Kihon, Kata, and Kumite, defines the different forms, common moves, belt achievements, and highlights karate competition.
School Library Journal (04/01/21)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2021 Gr 1–3—Seeking a simplified introduction to popular sports for emerging readers? This series is a solid choice. Karate describes some of the basic moves that students learn in their dojos and shares photos of kids competing in kata events and kumite matches. Lacrosse showcases the rules of the game, the skills needed for different positions, the necessary gear, and the layout of the field. Readers of Softball will see its many similarities to its popular sibling, baseball, learning all about batting, fielding, base running, and essential gear. Volleyball shares descriptions of the different positions and some basic rules as well as explaining the gear and court layout. The inclusive photos highlight BIPOC athletes of different genders as well as differently abled athletes throughout the series. With bolded glossary terms and clean, brightly colored layouts, this series is eye-catching and informative. VERDICT It's a win-win! Recommended for general purchase. - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.