Whether readers are fresh on the hoops scene or pounding the hardwood for a pro career, How Basketball Works, part of the How Sports Work series, will inspire anyone’s game. Text that is as exciting to read as the sport is to play looks at what makes a basketball the shooting, passing, and slam dunking tool that it is; the parts of the court and how each affects a player’s game; the science behind refining your skills; and how height became a dominating force on the court. How Basketball Works brings together dynamic maneuvers, fast-paced athletic grace, and an especially sleek style for a comprehensive look at a sporting event loved the world over.
Filled with fascinating factoids, need-to-know anecdotes, numerous sidebars, along with brightly colored photos and digital drawings, this Canadian book is an exciting look at the science and sport of basketball.
If your reader is into basketball, he or she will devour How Basketball Works.
From rules, to the best shoes, to how to get ‘game,’ your child will get an insider’s look at basketball… For fans of all ages. ***** (out of 5).
From its bright, appealing cover to the fast-paced action inside, this book, the third in the “How Sports Work” series, is a slam dunk! Thomas’s writing style is fast-paced and lively, engaging the reader throughout the book. Jam-packed with information, this book not only demonstrates Thomas’s thorough knowledge of the game, but also her ability to combine history, science and sport and to select interesting stories about NBA players and teams. Abundant photos, diagrams and Hall’s often amusing illustrations, along with the vibrant colors and graphically appealing layout, perfectly complement the text. Enjoyable, entertaining and informative, this book is a sure winner!
How Basketball Works contains a wealth of information on the game. The right combination of science, history, and entertainment blend neatly into a winning formula.
With a colorful, graphic layout and pop-culture narration, this appealing title is bursting with high-interest information…A witty, high-energy, encyclopedic look at the sport.
Overall this book is a great one – an excellent choice for school libraries looking to include a snazzy addition to the sports section.
How Basketball Works [is] the third book to combine Keltie Thomas’ energetic style of writing with Greg Hall’s witty illustrations.…This latest installment in the How Sports Works series starts with the basics — the basketball — then moves on to the science of refining your shots, the scoop on the jump shot, passing, blocking shots and more.
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