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Ice skating school
Bray-Moffatt, Naia.
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
London ; New York : DK Pub., [2004]

Physical Description:
47 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Getting ready -- First steps on the ice -- Letting go! -- Skating forward -- Gliding -- Stopping and skating backward -- The crossover and turning -- Spinning around! -- Drags and spirals -- A hop and a jump -- Jumping for joy -- Pairs skating -- The program -- Practice makes -- Playing games -- Showtime! -- Lilly's moment -- Well done! -- Goodbye from the class.
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GV850.223 .B73 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
GV850.223 .B73 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
GV850.223 .B73 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
GV850.223 .B73 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
GV850.223 .B73 2004 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Follow the progress of a beginner skating class as Lilly and her friends strap on their skates and take to the ice for the first time. They learn to glide forward and backward, listen, and respond to musical accompaniment, and, finally, show off their jumps and spins in a performance for their parents. Packed with inspiring full-color photographs, Ice Skating School transports young readers into the dazzling world of figure skating.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

K-Gr. 3. Following up lavish photographic introductions, Riding School and Ballet School (both 2003), this book takes children on an equally attractive tour of an ice skating school. Each spread covers one or two topics, amply illustrated by crisp, color photos accompanied by extended captions. Lilly, a cherubic skater who looks about seven years old, guides children through the stages of training as she helps a younger friend at her first lesson; practices with her own class (which includes two enthusiastic boys); receives a tutorial from an older student; and, finally, performs in her own end-of-session show. For the advanced moves demonstrated by the more seasoned skaters, diagrams would have made the descriptions more accessible. In the end, though, most children will be attracted less by the how-to elements than the images of winsome little girls gliding in spotless white boots and fluttery skirts. --Jennifer Mattson Copyright 2004 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

Future Yamaguchis and Boitanos should enjoy Ice Skating School by Naia Bray-Moffatt, photos by David Handley. Lilly and her friends learn the basics of skating in this semi-instructional book. Tips include appropriate attire and simple stances and movements, as well as the sound advice "When you first start learning to skate, you will probably fall down a lot, but even experienced skaters fall, and it's nothing to be afraid of." Handley's photos capture the graceful beginnings of these young skaters. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-6-Very attractive children are pictured at their figure-skating lessons in England. They begin with the basics, like standing, moving forward, balancing, and stopping, before moving on to spins, jumps, lifts, and show performances. Four girls and two boys are featured. A couple of more advanced competing performers, probably in their mid teens, also appear. This appealing title may inspire youngsters to try lessons, but it is not a sufficient tool on its own to instruct skaters. Aaron Foeste's Ice Skating Basics (Sterling, 2003) and Peter Morrissey's The Young Ice Skater (DK, 1998; o.p.) provide a great deal more detailed information on all aspects of the sport.-Kate Kohlbeck, Randall School, Waukesha, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.