Just as you would expect from Dorling Kindersley, this is a top quality book and if it hadn't been called 'Children's' I would have happily accepted it as an adult book. Yes, the language is totally appropriate to children but I think many adults would enjoy learning the basics of many sports as presented here. There is just enough information to whet the appetite and to ensure a basic knowledge when watching sport. Divided into sections such as team sports, combat sports and wheels and motors, each sport is covered in a two page spread. There are lots of less-common sports included too. Packed with colour pictures (and some exceptional action photography), useful diagrams and explanations on rules, tactics and techniques, this is all you need. Finally, a section on the Olympics makes this a super book to give as a gift in the period leading up to the Games. A winner!
I brought this book for my 6 year old who loves and enjoys most sports. Anytime he hears a new sport he now reads up on it & has just learnt all about the sports in the up coming Winter Olympics. Superb
This was a gift for a nephew that I don't see very often, so I don't know how well it has gone down (he'd probably have preferred a toy). I liked the way that the sports were arranged in categories but it wasn't just the obvious sports that were included, there are an enormous range.
A well-illustrated introduction to a plethora of sports which pleased my 10 year old grandson. A strange criticism maybe, but I marked it down slightly because of the actual weight of the book which will be a heavy tome in small hands.
Excellent source to introduce any type of sports for my son who will be starting secondary this year. He's not a sporty type, except swimming, and this book seems to have all the necessary info to help him understand the basics of any sports that he will do later.