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Gymnastics essentials : safety and equipment
Jones, Jen.
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Publication Information:
Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, [2007]

Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
"A guide for children and pre-teens on the equipment used in gymnastics and how to keep safe while training"--Provided by publisher.
Gymnast's toolbox -- Playing it safe -- Fully equipped -- Other programs -- Glossary -- Fast facts -- Read more -- Internet sites -- About the author -- Index.
Reading Level:
840 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.1 0.5 107677.
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Orchard Park Library GV461.3 .J35 2007 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Provides a guide for children and pre-teens on the equipment used in gymnastics and how to keep safe while training as a gymnast.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-6-These titles, part of a five-book series, are colorful, informative, and fun to read. They cover the basics, focusing on girls, with plenty of cautions about safety. However, there is no reason to divide the subject up into separate books when one would be far more useful. Positive points are the good action photos, lively texts, attractive layout, quotes from Olympic medalists, good advice for choosing a gym, and emphasis on personal responsibility for safety. On the negative side: photos are not captioned, and the short bibliographies repeat some of the titles from one book to another. Dan Gutman's Gymnastics (Viking, 1996), Luan Peszek's The Gymnastics Almanac (Lowell House, 1998), Linda Wallenberg Bragg's Play-by-Play Gymnastics (Lerner, 2000), and Joan Jackman's The Young Gymnast (DK, 1995) are all better choices.-Kate Kohlbeck, Randall School, Waukesha, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

A Gymnast's Toolboxp. 4
Chapter 1 Playing It Safep. 6
Chapter 2 Fully Equippedp. 16
Chapter 3 Other Programsp. 24
Glossaryp. 30
Fast Factsp. 30
Read Morep. 31
Internet Sitesp. 31
About the Authorp. 32
Indexp. 32

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