Weird Races

From the Set Weird Sports

People have been racing anything and everything for thousands of years. This fun, informative book focuses on some of the most interesting, from lawnmower racing to frozen marathons.

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  • Racing into Weirdness!
  • Where's the Grass?
  • A Barrel of Fun
  • Fast Asleep Really Fast!
  • Running Cold
  • Lying Down on the Job
  • Hold On Tight, Honey!
  • Cheesy Does it!
  • Giddyup, Fido!
  • Who Needs a Horse?
  • Glossary
  • Web Sites
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Dewey 796
Lexile
ATOS Reading Level 3.5
Guided Reading Level N
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781609543761, 9781623230814
Copyright 2011, 2013
Number of Pages 24, 24
Dimensions 8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs

A noteworthy review of Weird Sports from Library Media Connection on September 1, 2011

This fun series shares highlights and objectives of some of the weirdest sports around today. From the unbelievable horse vs. man race to the downright silly turkey bowling, and even to the just plain crazy north pole marathon, students are sure to find something to enjoy. Each book begins with a disclaimer cautioning readers not to attempt any of the sports themselves. Each book covers nine sports; there is some repetition in books. Interesting trivia facts are noted on each of the real-life action photographs. In this age of reality television and ‘the weirder the better’ mentality, this series will appeal to a wide variety of readers. Bold-faced vocabulary words are marked throughout. Gossary. Table of Contents. Index.

A noteworthy review of Weird Sports from School Library Journal on April 1, 2011

Fascinating sports and challenges are briefly elucidated in this series. Both authors give examples from various countries, describing altogether more than 50 activities ranging from Estonia’s wife-carrying race to a Mexican golf tournament that involves playing only one hole. Though bizarre contests are highlighted, the authors show their sense of humor by also featuring known, but out of the ordinary contests, such as pig races regularly seen at county fairs and atypical races such as those in which dogs pull skiers through the snow. Colorful photographs enhance the comical events, and ‘Fast Fact’ or ‘Bonus Weirdness’ text boxes near each photo provide additional details. Vocabulary is stretched as readers learn more about ‘parkour,’ an obstacle course that they may be familiar with from television. This material is unusual enough to encourage readers to browse the entire series.

Author: K. C. Kelley

K. C. Kelley has written dozens of books for young readers on everything from sports to nature to history. He lives with his family in Santa Barbara, California.