Ready! Set! Go! What would you rather do... play one on one against Lebron James, 6 foot 8 inches tall star basketball player for the Miami Heat OR cover Larry Fitzgerald, 6 foot 3 inch wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals?
Using "reasoning and imagination" readers are invited to a great debate. With every turn of the page they are asked to choose between another pair of top-notch athletes and challenging sports contests. Idatorod or Tour de France?
Part of a series, the choices offered are informative and ask the reader to analyze and visualize themselves in the situation.
My favorite is the Lightning Rounds listed in the final pages. They're more theoretical and less dependent on a reader's knowledge of the players. Example: Would you rather play with your least favorite team and win a championship or play with your favorite team and lose?
There are three women athletes featured in the book so they aren't completely ignored.
Great series for getting kids to think, get to know themselves and start figuring out what is really important to them. 32 pages Ages 8-12 978-1429685924
Others in the series: THIS OR THAT: SURVIVAL DEBATE, THIS OR THAT: HISTORY DEBATE, THIS OR THAT: ANIMAL DEBATE
Recommended by: Barb