Blades, Boards & Scooters delves into the history of invention and the popular culture that has sprung up around some of today's coolest sports: scootering, skateboarding, snowboarding, and rollerblading. Inside the pages of this book, kids will discover how x-treme skaters, skateboarders, and snowboarders appear to defy gravity in aerial stunts; how skate parks are designed for the ultimate ride; how to keep equipment in top condition; and how to safely have fun on these x-treme machines.
…a colorful, informative resource.
Beware! This book will fly off your shelves and into the hands of extreme sports fans.
The former editor of Owl magazine, Keltie knows what kind of language, layout, and visuals will draw the pre-teen crowd.
Thomas’ tone varies from punchy informality in discussing the sports’ origins, history, high points, and techniques to down-to-earth practicality in explaining equipment, maintenance, and safety...Throughout the book, colorful photographs show action scenes, while very clear pictures, evidently digital, illustrate the gear and some of the moves used in the sports.
A book for all seasons…Full color art and photo illustrations depict everything from cool clothes to 'shred' in, to step by step instructions on how to do an 'ollie' or a 'flying squirrel.' A rad book.
Young fans of scooters, inline skates, skateboards and snowboards will love this informative and beautifully illustrated book.
Thomas succeeds in striking a balance between fun and responsibility.
A fun-filled, informative look at four of the most popular sports for young people these days, Blades, Boards & Scooters will go a long way toward enhancing the enjoyment of many young Canadians who blade, board and scoot on a daily basis.
Packed with fun facts and anecdotes throughout, cartoons, photographs and easy to follow diagrams, young readers will find information easy to find and enjoyably accessible.
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