Reviews for Ski Slopestyle


Horn Book Guide Reviews 2014 Spring
Each book grabs readers with a pivotal "extreme" moment then goes on to recount the history, technical basics, equipment, competitions, hazards, and styles of the sport; profiles of star athletes wrap things up. Bold, electrifying graphics are fitting for the high-energy subject matter but result in a busy look. Readable texts and action-packed photos provide much interest. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Extreme Winter Sports Zone titles: Ski Slopestyle, Ski Superpipe, Snowboard Cross, Snowboard Superpipe, Snowmobile Snocross, and Snowmobile Best Trick.]

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School Library Journal Reviews 2013 November

Gr 4-6--Each book begins with an exciting account of a medal-winning race at a recent Winter X Games or Winter Olympics. Ensuing chapters cover the history of the featured activity and how it has evolved into top level, international competition. The well-chosen photos are eye-catching action shots, such as images of skiers doing back flips or snowmobile riders going airborne. Most of these sports can be dangerous, and the volumes mention stars such as ski superpipe athlete Sarah Burke, who died in 2012 as a result of a fall during a practice run. Overall, this set uses a positive tone and conveys enthusiasm for these athletics, emphasizing that readers can practice them while keeping as safe as possible. Thumbnail sketches of innovators and youthful superstars will keep young readers engaged.

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