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Today, all over the world, people are getting ready for the Olympics. Runners, swimmers, skiers, and skaters are practicing; teams are learning to work together. Meanwhile, workers are making flags, medals, uniforms and equipment. But soon the Olympic torch will be lighted and the games will start. Full color.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Viking Juvenile
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The winter olympics are coming and so I wanted to devote a story time to the olympics and various winter sports. This book gives a great overview of the olympic games, using simple appealing text and brightly colored detailed illustrations. All of the preparations, training, and the games themselves are explained in a way that even the youngest members of my story time audience enjoyed. There is a page on the history of the games as well.
Aug 21, 2008 Chak rated it 4 of 5 stars
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"Olympics" is a great overview book. It is great for ages 3-8. It takes a very simplistic, though holistic look at the Olympics. Both summer and winter Olympics are mentioned. There are brief mentions of many aspects of the Olympics, from preparation for the games, to practicing athletes to a brief mention of equipment and how much the host country needs to build and plan. I liked that they mention that some people lose and that is disappointing to them, but that winners and losers both are Olym ...more
Dad read aloud. Everyone rated it 4 stars except Jacob rated it 2 stars. Good way to introduce what the Olympics is to young kids.
good book about the Olympics. It discusses the Summer and Winter Olympics.
A great book for introducing young children to the Olympics, with simple text and fun illustrations. I would love to own a copy, but it's out of print, so the available copies are exorbitantly priced. I'm glad our library had it--it's a gem.
Melissa Gregory
This is a great book if you are looking for a fun and interesting way to talk about the olympics with your students. It touches on each subject of the olympics in many different interesting ways that will keep students attention.
A great little read about what happens in the Olympics. I read this book courtesy of my niece Lexi. She was so kind to let me read her book when I ran out of them on vacation.
Even though it's 12 years old, it is still accurate. I will show it to my students, and will consider adding it to the collection.
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