Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Giveaway: G is for Gold Medal: An Olympic Alphabet

Are you counting down to the Olympics?  I know many people are.  Why not add the Olympic excitement with a great book, "G is for Gold Medal:  An Olympic Alphabet" by Brad Herzog and Doug Bowles.  The great people over a Sleeping Bear Press sent me a copy to review and giveaway.

The book is really nice connecting past Olympic history with current history.

As with all of the alphabet books from Sleeping Bear Press, the book features "two stories in one".  If you are reading with younger children, you can just read the rhyming text on the picture portion of the book.  If you are reading with an older child or want more information for yourself, you can read the small text along the edge of the page.

I added the ice skating and gymnastic pages because they are my favorite.


I also really liked this page.  Encouraging kids to practice sports.

All in all it's a great book that children are sure to enjoy.

Sleeping Bear Press has some other great books you might want to include in your Olympic reading library including:
B Is for Big Ben: An England Alphabet (Discover the World)
A is for Amazing Moments: A Sports Alphabet (Alphabet Books)

If you would like a chance to win a copy, hit the comment button at the bottom of this post and tell me what your favorite Olympic sport is.


  1. What a great giveaway! My favorite Olympic sport is diving.

    Lovin’ Kindergarten

  2. What a great book! I love teaching the children about the sports and countries every time there is a summer Olympics. We end the two week unit with our own outdoor Olympics in the back yard! Thanks for letting us know about the book Jo!

  3. What a wonderful book! My favorite Olympic sport is figure skating. It's so much like a dance!

  4. What a great book to help explain the Olympics to young kids