Good Sports: Rhymes about Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More

Good Sports: Rhymes about Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More

by Jack Prelutsky

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Overview

Exhilarating, all-new, kid-friendly verses capture the range of emotions, from the thrill of winning to the agony of losing to the sheer joy of participating.  Jack Prelutsky, America's first children's poet laureate and a virtuoso at making poetry fun for the elementary school crowd, includes in this collection poems about the popular sports that kids play—team sports, individual sports, and even backyard frisbee tossing. The bouncy rhymes beg to be read aloud and lend themselves to easy recitation. Caldecott Medal Winner Chris Raschka's stylized watercolors are a blaze of color and motion. An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book of 2007, this exuberant picture book proves that poetry can be as much fun as playing games!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375865589
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 02/08/2011
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 474,242
Product dimensions: 10.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

JACK PRELUTSKY has written more than 40 books of kid-friendly poems and compiled 10 anthologies of poetry. He was named our nation's first children's poet laureate in 2006.

CHRIS RASCHKA was awarded the 2006 Caldecott Medal for The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster and has written and illustrated Yo! Yes?, a Caldecott Honor Book.

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Good Sports: Rhymes about Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did like it but it was good for my sister
burke73 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book of children's poetry is about running, jumping, throwing and more. Through poetry, the author teaches about winning, losing, playing well and not playing well with others. This book also teaches the importance of being a good sport. Water color and ink create an abstract effect that make the illustrations super engaging. The poems show perspectives of different aspects of different sports from playing frisbee to slam dunking basketballs. This collection of poems are a great way to encourage kids to try new sports, regardless of ability. The rhyming keeps the poems catchy and shoe students, especially boys, that you can write a poem about anything!
my624persona on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What do you get when you mix poems from children's poet laureate Jack Prelutsky with beautiful swirls of ink and watercolor from Caldecott-winning artist Christ Raschka? Good Sports! Prelutsky's poems show us the ups and downs of being a kid and playing sports, and kids learn that "fun" and "games" are do not always travel hand in hand! Rasckha's beautiful illustrations give kids an opportunity to stretch their mind's eyes to find familiar forms in foreign figures. Great for kids who love sports, or who get discouraged from playing them and feeling lousy. 2nd grade reading level and up, or wonderful to read aloud to a class or storytime, or at home with one or many kids. Prelutsky's rhythms drive the verses quick and spry, and kids will have a great time reciting them aloud with an older reader.
kelasater on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about sports and playing them whether you win or lose or whether you are athletic or not. The pictures are cute and colorful and the rhyming keeps it interesting. Good book for boys or girls and includes many different sports.
SJeanneM on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was billed to me as having a sports theme that would appeal to children with a more rough and tumble attitude. I can't say that this is up to par with the rest of his poetry books for kids that I have read and I have to say that my kids love poetry as long as it rhymes no matter what and they still weren't very engaged by this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was to short but good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is very good