Daily Archives: September 29, 2012

Ice Skating: From Axels to Zambonis

by Dan Gutman
Overall: 3 out of 5 stars

Category: Nonfiction – Sports

Personal Evaluation: I thought this was great as a grownup who is interested in ice skating, with the one caveat being that it was pretty out of date for a sports book, which has new records being set and new championships being won every year. What was cool was the interview with then-unknown Tara Lipinski, but that might only be of interest to people who watched her win the gold medal. There were also lots of aids at the back of the book: charts, timeline, glossary, and index.

What might interest children: I think the history of ice skating would be interesting to kids who are really into skating or maybe doing a project on it. There are also several full-color photograph pages in the middle that are pretty cool. Other than that, there is a lot of text and black-and-white pictures and it looks kind of boring.