From Publishers Weekly
David practices karate at a dojo, where he is taught by a black-belt master, the sensei. In Karate Boy by Ann Morris, photographs by David Katzenstein, readers can look inside a martial arts classroom and learn some of the basic principles of karate, such as respect for opponents and the instructor.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3?This book is one of few that introduces this martial art to young children. The large, full-color photographs and simple text allow even preschoolers to learn what happens in karate school. The story follows David as he is about to test for a promotion from blue belt to green. Despite the title, the photos feature both boys and girls of mixed ethnic backgrounds demonstrating typical stances, punches, kicks, and blocks. A short glossary defines karate lingo. This is not a title that teaches self-defense moves. It is a perfect introduction for those about to partake in lessons. In fact, it may even act as a substitute class for those kids to whom an interest in martial arts turns out to be a passing fancy.?Cathryn A. Camper, Minneapolis Public Library
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