Book Description

This distinctive picture book features entertaining text and dynamic illustrations and is a unique way to introduce readers to a selection of sporting events and amazing creatures.

Who do you think would win a gold medal in basketball – a team of lions, giraffes or chimpanzees? Who would swim the fastest – a tiger, a beaver or a crocodile? Who do you think could lift the heaviest weight – an elephant, gorilla or grizzly bear? You decide who wins the bronze, silver and gold medals! Readers are given simple, informative descriptions for ten sporting events. The unique skills each creature would bring to these events are described in a fun yet factual way. Children are encouraged to apply critical thinking to predict who would win the gold, silver, and bronze medal in each event.

  • Teaches children about the attributes of various animal species and ten sporting events.
  • Encourages children to apply critical thinking to choose the possible winner of each event.
  • Introducing readers to the unique features of creatures in a fun, informative way.
  • Dynamic and well-designed illustrations.

Richard Turner is a Performing Arts teacher, who supports children’s  creative voices through drama and dance. He has directed and choreographed musicals, working with students who can sing and dance way better than he can. Like most children, Richard has to be told to eat his peas, but never has to be told to eat his jellybeans or ice cream. He has been on a skateboard, a rollercoaster, an elephant and a camel. He has also been on a spaceship to the moon, but only in his dreams!

Ben Clifford was born and raised in Tasmania, Australia. He began illustrating after living in a nice place with the cuckoos and sparrows in England. After returning home he began drawing, painting, illustrating and writing books. When he’s not drawing or writing stories, running through forests, climbing mountains or kayaking in rivers, he loves to swim at the beach and build sandcastles.

Educational Description

Picture book, Wildlife Games series, Life science context: behaviors and characteristics of animals, opening poem, ask and answer questions, predict outcomes, Structure: Olympic sporting events, non fiction narrative on animals, Comprehension strategies: predicting outcomes, compare and contrast, summarize. Themes: sports, animals.

Guided Reading Level: O

Grade Level Equivalent: 3

Interest Age: 8 to 10 years

Reading Age: 8 to 9 years

RRP: HC: $16.95 · CAN: $22.95

ISBN: 978-1-76036-079-5

Juvenile Fiction / Sports & Recreation / Games

World rights available, except for Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK and the US.

Book Details
Author:
Richard Turner
Illustrator:
Ben Clifford
Format:
Hardcover
Size:
11.0 inches in H · 11.0 inches in W · 36 pages
Categories:
Release Date:
July 2020
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