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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Mountain Path Pr (November 23, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 096531491X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965314916
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #434,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A fun Book! Outstanding for bringing the flavor of skiing and snowboarding to children that are new to the winter environment. -- Mike Iman, President, Professional Ski Instructors of America

Instill in your child the love of skiing and the great outdoors. Start right here with this fantastic book! (Kathy Copeland, Manager of Children's Ski School, Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort) REVIEW: A wonderful introduction to snow sports for parents and their young children written with an appreciation for nature and the outdoors. -- Werner Schuster, Past President, Professional Ski Instructors of America

This book of delightful drawings and verse introduces skiing in a style that will appeal to kids and to the kid in all of us. -- Linda Crockett, Education Director, Professional Ski Instructors of America

About the Author

Rick Sanger was thoroughly entertained teaching kids how to ski at June Mountain Ski Resort and was thus inspired to write the book, "Do Teddy Bears Ski?" Although a certified ski instructor by the Professional Ski Instructors of America, Rick consulted many experts in the field make the book as useful and entertaining as possible.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Shannon Lukens on March 5, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book is great! It's a must-have for anyone with small children who are learning to ski, or will soon be taking their first lesson. It's beautifully illustrated with animals. You'll find a tiger tearing it up, a shredding raccoon, mice in the moguls and a powder-hound giraffe.

The copy is short and sweet. It mixes in ski tips for the kids, such as, "Since the sun is so bright, and the snow is so white, egrets wear shades to protect their eye sight." Another page says, "To slow down, just make pizza, it's all you need know. The bigger the slice, the slower you go." The kids don't realize it, but they're learning something while reading it.

There's even something for Mom and Dad. In the back of the book is a list of ski tips on how to keep your kids safe on the slopes, and have fun during their lessons.
I have written about this book in my ski column called My Rockies!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By eve niquette on February 21, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This whimsical book beautifully introduces children (& adults) to the joy of learning to ski (& snowboard). Several different animals review the essentials for a successful day of fun riding on the snow. The words are simple, yet specific; complemented by stunning animal paintings and a cute story. Makes a wonderful gift for any youngster interested in skiing.
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By erinn on January 30, 2013
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We love this book. It's one of our favorites now. We got it before our ski trip to Utah with our two year old. Even if you don't ski, you'd enjoy it.
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By Scott N on December 13, 2012
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I bought this for my 3 year old son just before his first ski trip. As a life long skier, i couldn't wait to read it to him. What a disappointment, especially for $14.95. There's no plot, no logical discussion of the process--put on your boots, carry your skis, get on the lift etc. It's basically a bunch of random animals--a crab, a fish etc posed on a ski slope. I'm online now shopping for a good ski book for children.
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