TAE KWON DO! by Terry Pierce

TAE KWON DO!

Step Into Reading, Step 1
by & illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 5
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A brother and sister participate in their Tae Kwon Do class in a most welcome addition to the Step into Reading series. This level-one title sports predominantly one-syllable, short vowel words in two-to-four-word sentences. Spirited images and mainly well-chosen action words in rhyme will hook little boys: “We count. We yell. We all kick well.” But the multicultural, coed students portrayed here, and the apparent accuracy of belt colors and class content, widen the applications. Bonita’s illustrations depict cheerful, cartoonish kids with shiny button noses, impossibly pudgy feet and thighs like enrobed sausages, but the sparring, jabbing and block-busting yield a sure hit. Parents, teachers and librarians desperate for first-level, child-appealing readers will cheer out loud—and quite possibly execute a few joyous spinning kicks of their own—as they snap this one up. (Easy reader. 3-5)

Pub Date: April 25th, 2006
ISBN: 0-375-83448-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Random House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 2006




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