Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Dogsledding and Extreme Sports (Magic Treehouse Fact Tracker) by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce –OPTIONAL

Patton, Jack The Lizard War (Battle Bugs #1) Random House, 2016.  $5.99.  Content: Language: G (0 swears) Mature Content: G Violence: G CHAPTER BOOK/NON-FICTION
This is a fact tracker companion to Balto of the Blue Dawn. It provides details and pictures of the Dogsledding sport, including back history, all about the dogs, the sleds and the Iditarod. But most of the book is about other extreme sports like Ironman races, skateboarding, surfing, and more. Lots of drawing and black and white photographs.
I usually like the fact trackers but this one was my least favorite. I sort of just wanted one on Dogsledding. Dogs are a wildly popular checkout and they would have really expanded the topic with lots more information and details and maybe some dog training tips.

EL(K-3) –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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