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Yo-Yo's : tricks to amaze your friends
Roper, Ingrid, 1970-
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New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2001.
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64 pages ; 25 cm
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GV1216 .R65 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
GV1216 .R65 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
GV1216 .R65 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
GV1216 .R65 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
GV1216 .R65 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
GV1216 .R65 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
GV1216 .R65 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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With clear step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations, this guide teaches over 30 tricks so even beginners can yo-yo like a pro. Illustrations.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-6. Roper begins with a brief but interesting history of yo-yos, which is followed by a discussion of the different varieties, an explanation of how they work, information on how to use them safely, and the meaning of yo-yo terms. Beginning with basic tricks, the clear instructions build on simple moves, allowing readers to progress to more difficult maneuvers. Roper occasionally offers trouble-shooting tips to help readers figure out what they might be doing wrong. The spacious white pages set off the text and Alan Tiegreen's appealing ink illustrations to good advantage. Readers who want more information will find lists of organizations, newsletters, and books. An attractive, practical guide to yo-yos. Carolyn Phelan

Publisher's Weekly Review

Step-by-step instructions, along with detailed drawings, demonstrate more than 30 tricks in Yo-Yos: Tricks to Amaze Your Friends by Ingrid Roper, illus. by Alan Tiegreen. Yo-yo novices and fanatics alike can learn how to perform basic tricks such as "Walk the Dog" as well as more advanced moves such as "Rocket in the Pocket." Safety tips and yo-yo types, plus the history and science of yo-yos, round out this informative volume. ( June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-7-Beginning with a history of the toy, the author then discusses types of yo-yos and the basic physics involved in the mechanism. Preliminary information includes adjusting the string, tying the loop, and winding and replacing the string. An important section discusses safety, and warnings appear throughout the text. The remainder of the book describes tricks for fun and competition, divided into various levels of expertise: basic, intermediate, advanced, and tricks with two yo-yos. Each one is clearly described with numbered steps and pen-and-ink illustrations depicting both boys and girls. The table of contents has a detailed list of the tricks. Although the book is well written and descriptive, Shar Levine and Bob Bowden's Awesome Yo-Yo Tricks (Sterling, 2000) will be more appealing to children. It introduces most of the same tricks, but in fewer steps, and it makes extensive use of full-color photos. It also gives a clearer picture of the inside of yo-yos and includes an index. Roper's book would make a good additional purchase where more books on this topic are in demand.-Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, Waterford, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

The History of Yo-Yosp. 5
Fun Factsp. 10
Before You Beginp. 11
Kinds of Yo-Yosp. 12
Types of Axlesp. 12
The Science of Yop. 14
Stringsp. 15
Adjusting the String Lengthp. 15
Tying the Finger Loopp. 15
Positioning the Finger Loopp. 15
Winding the Yo-Yop. 16
Avoiding Knotsp. 16
Replacing the Stringp. 17
Yo-Yo Safetyp. 17
Important Yo-Yo Termsp. 18
Basic Tricksp. 19
Gravity Pullp. 20
Power Throwp. 21
Forward Passp. 22
Hop the Fencep. 23
Loop the Loopp. 24
The Sleeperp. 26
Walk the Dogp. 27
The Creeperp. 28
The Dragsterp. 29
Breakawayp. 30
Around the Worldp. 32
Around the Cornerp. 34
Rock the Babyp. 36
Intermediate Tricksp. 37
Dog Bitep. 38
Flying Saucerp. 39
Baseballp. 40
Jump the Dog through the Hoopp. 41
Elevatorp. 42
Eating Spaghettip. 43
Dizzy Babyp. 44
Advanced Tricksp. 45
Three-Leaf Cloverp. 46
Shoot the Moonp. 48
Pinwheelp. 50
Brain Twisterp. 52
Man on the Flying Trapezep. 54
Skin the Catp. 56
Rocket in the Pocketp. 57
Double or Nothingp. 58
Tricks with Two Yo-Yosp. 59
Whirlybirdp. 60
Crisscrossp. 61
Tandem Dog Walkp. 61
Where to Find Morep. 62