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How to Train with a T. Rex and Win 8 Gold Medals Hardcover – June 2, 2009
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About the Author
Ward Jenkins is an illustrator and animator. His first picture book was How to Train with a T-Rex and Win Eight Gold Medals by Michael Phelps. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two children.
Alan Abrahamson is an award-winning sportswriter and a recognized authority on the Olympics. In 2006, he left the Los Angeles Times, where he had been a staff writer for 17 years, to write for the NBC suite of online properties, which now includes NBCOlympics.com, NBCSports.com and UniversalSports.com. Since 2003, Alan has also served as a sports and Olympic analyst on NBC's television networks. Among other honors, Alan won the 2002 National Headliner Award for sports writing and was named the Los Angeles Press Club's 2004 sports journalist of the year. Alan and his wife, Laura, and their three children live in Southern California.
Top Customer Reviews
How to Train with a T. Rex and Win 8 Gold Medals
This is a great book that lets a child visualize exactly how difficult it is to train for something big.
It's a simile book -- a true one.
No days off for 6 years. That's a kindergartener's whole life!
10,000 calories a day. That's like eating 912 pizzas per year. That's a half a ton of pizza.
Lots and lots of visual comparisons to show and tell your child what repeated practice toward a goal can add up to. Fascinating book. Michael Phelps has the gold medals to show it, but your child's goal could just as easily be the next piano recital, or entering a photography contest, or earning their first $1000.00
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Product was as described and arrived promptly. Cute story about what it takes to be an Olympian!Published 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Illustrator Ward Jenkins was able to capture Michael Phelps 8 Olympic gold medal swims in a clear and entertaining way while demonstrating how much work it took to achieve that... Read morePublished 23 months ago by margaret murphy
Cute book...developing relationships between how much Mr P swims/lifts..... The title is misleading though..... He's never training a T Rex!Published on August 11, 2014 by Michael Pallett
Loved this book, a bit too easy for my 8 yr old. But loved it and the message it sent.Published on May 7, 2013 by Kindle Customer