My book of gymnastics : health & movement

by Durrant, Amanda.

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Oversize j q 796.4 DUR
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Oversize
Call Number  j q 796.4 DUR
A beginner's guide to the techniques of gymnastics, featuring simple exercises like stretching, balancing, bending, and jumping.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3-5, younger for reading aloud. This book provides an introduction to the sport of gymnastics, which has become increasingly popular with the success of American men and women in the Olympics. Wisely, Durrant concentrates on instructions for basic warm-up, stretching, and strengthening exercises rather than on competitive gymnastic events. Male and female children demonstrate good posture, walking, running, stretching, and balancing exercises, while photographs of champion athletes indicate what could be in store for those who train assiduously. The format is colorful and attractive, but, best of all, the children seem to be having fun. This could be just the inducement needed to lure a couch potato away from the TV and onto the mat. ~--Sheilamae O'Hara"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Gymnastics for children -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Thomson Learning,1993
Other Titles Gymnastics.
Contributors Fairclough, Chris, 1951-
Language English
Notes Spine title: Gymnastics.
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 1568471254
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