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Track Attack (Gym Shorts #5)

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Jazz loves being on the track team! And her dad is her biggest fan -- maybe too big a fan. He argues with the coach, yells at the ref, and screams his head off at every meet. Jazz loves her dad, but can she keep him from having a full blown track attack? The latest book in the GYM SHORTS series finishes ahead of the pack and will keep early readers cheering.
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published July 21st 2009 by Roaring Brook Press
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Dec 03, 2010 rated it it was ok
I thought the covers of these looked great and I have been meaning to read them for a while. I have to say that I was a bit disappointed that it was so simplistic. The story was basically a problem solution plot. Jazz's dad is a bit overbearing at her track meets and she has to figure out how to cope with it. The book is simplistic which is good for young readers. I was hoping for more spunk from the characters or dialogue.
Mar 04, 2010 rated it did not like it
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It must be hard to write easy chapter books without having awful writing. The words in this book are big, but when you combine that with words like super-undecodable words like "gnashed" and a heavyhanded morality tale, I don't know that the book is enjoyable. Also, did the black character really HAVE to be the fast runner? And did the Asian boy REALLY need to wear glasses?
Jun 12, 2010 marked it as to-read
I think I'm going to love this book, and not just because the main character's name is Jazz and she wears cornrows & beads! I'll try to convince the 5th & 6th graders to read it at my book program next week.
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I think this is a fun short chapter books series for children to read. It reminds me of the Junie B Jones series. They are smaller books and easy reads that I think appeal to children.
Jul 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, series, friendhship, sport
Great series issuing sport contexts to deal with real issues that the characters face.
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Betty Hicks has drawn on her experience and love for sports in Gym Shorts, her new series for seven to ten year-olds. Growing up, Betty enjoyed everything: basketball, swimming, softball, horseback riding, field hockey, ice skating, tennis, skiing, and more. As an adult, she’s an avid fan of college basketball and the Olympic Games, and, an average fan of just about everything else you can think o ...more
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