And the Winner Is

And the Winner Is

Amazing Animal Athletes

Book - 2012
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As this informational picture book by award-winning author Etta Kaner begins, sportscasters Walrus and Cockatoo are setting the stage: ?Welcome to the World Animal Games --- that's WAG for short. Top athletes from habitats around the world will be competing for the gold! Exciting, isn't it, Cockatoo? Along with some comic relief, the pair then provide the play-by-play for the seven sporting events covered in the book. With a total of twenty-eight animals competing, each event, from high jump to weight lifting and swimming, pits a different group of four against one another. Readers are given ?stats? for each competitor and are invited to guess who will win. Then they turn the page and find out who won and, importantly, why. They also learn how the winner compares, proportionally, to the best human achievement in that skill. Besides the funny, wisecracking banter between Walrus and Cockatoo, further entertainment is provided in the lively illustrations by David Anderson, as well as in the silly puns. For example, a chicken calls out, ?Foul play!? while a goat exclaims, ?You've got to be kidding!? This book will be hugely appealing to those children who love to learn facts about the strongest, highest and fastest. In the classroom, it's a perfect introduction to science lessons on living things and their characteristics, with the interactive guessing element a great way to keep children engaged. It also works as a read-aloud during major sporting events such as the Olympics.
Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781554539048
Branch Call Number: J 591 KAN
Characteristics: 31 p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Anderson, David 1952 June 7-

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Apr 30, 2014

I LIKED THE BOOK BECUSE ITS SOOOOOOO COOL!

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ched3eg
Apr 30, 2014

the book was sweet and epic.ITS MEAN FOR EVERYONE.EVERYONE CAN READ IT.

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ched3za
Apr 30, 2014

i like this book because its chalengeing its like guess it thats why

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Apr 23, 2014

Hi this book is aosewm😱

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ched3sp
Apr 23, 2014

lol this book is aswsome because all the winners are not likely to win,omj

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ched3ks
Apr 14, 2014

This is a good book and the winners are sooooooo unexpected.

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ched3jl
Apr 14, 2014

I liked this book because it was fun when my class and i all guessed for which one would win.i mostly guessed wrong.

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ched3rh
Apr 14, 2014

I liked the book it was funny and likeable but pretty short

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ched3of
Mar 31, 2014

I liked this book because it was funny.

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ched3as
Mar 31, 2014

I loved it one of my favs

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