Limit this search to....

Bizarre Things We've Done for Sport
Contributor(s): Omoth, Tyler
ISBN: 1491442670     ISBN-13: 9781491442678
Publisher: Capstone Pr Inc
    OUR PRICE: $28.65  
Product Type: Library - Other Formats
Published: August 2015
Qty:
Annotation: "Introduces readers to some of the bizarre sports humans have played throughout history"--
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Sports; Miscellanea; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Sports & Recreation
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Health & Daily Living | Fitness & Exercise
Dewey: 796
LCCN: 2015012524
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 3-4, Age 8-9
Series: Edge Books
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 7.50" W x 0.50" (0.55 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 175116
Reading Level: 4.9   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 November)

Gr 3–6—The past-tense titles are somewhat misleading, since historical and contemporary examples of each subject are featured. Chapters six-to-eight pages in length discuss aspects of the main topics, using examples of bizarre customs and practices from around the world. Eaten and Medicine are the stronger titles, highlighting the steady progress that has transformed medicine and nutrition. Bodies and Sport emphasize regional and cultural development of body decorations and sports, respectively. Large, serviceable color photos and period illustrations are included. Terms are defined in text boxes, and "Bizarre Facts" sidebars add interesting tidbits. As is typical in this type of book, there's a decent gross-out quotient and terms such as poop, which will draw in readers, but much of this material can be found either in books about specific countries and cultures or in the many extant sets about disgusting topics published in recent years. VERDICT Additional purchases.

[Page 61]. (c) Copyright 2015 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.