Reviews for Gloves, Mitts & Pads

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring
Each volume introduces equipment used in a variety of sports including baseball, badminton, table tennis, and waterskiing. The format includes an up-close look at the item, explanatory text, and a photograph of the gear in action: "Golfers use sticks called clubs...A putter is used when the ball is close to the hole." Attractive, crisp design and easy-to-read texts provide a solid presentation. Glos. [Review covers these SandCastle: Sports Gear titles: Balls, Birdies & Pucks, Bats, Sticks & Rackets, Boards, Skis & Skates, and Gloves, Mitts & Pads.]

School Library Journal Reviews 2011 November

Gr 1-4--By organizing sports by the equipment used, Salzmann has developed a distinguished series about comparisons. Clear, colorful photographs provide excellent picture clues for the simple vocabulary, which not only labels the gear, but also relates a kernel of information about its use. At times she states what might be obvious to sports fans, e.g., "Baseball players wear gloves," or "players use bats to hit balls." However, Salzmann often contributes appropriate information for this age group with an economy of words, such as "Ice hockey goalies wear two different gloves." Each book concludes with a page of fun facts and a quiz. This set could be useful for beginning readers or as a conversation starter on similarities and differences for older ESL sports fans.

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