BASKING RIDGE, NJ – April 18?, 2022 – Interested in learning about Tuna Toss? Ostrich racing? Elephant Polo? Today, independent publisher Language Lizard (www.LanguageLizard.com) released Amazing Sports from Around the World, which explores unusual and fascinating sports from diverse cultures and locations. This multicultural book, written by Douglas McLaughlin and illustrated by Michelle Griffis, comes with lesson plans, extension activities, and audio to support teaching in diverse classrooms. With exciting illustrations and incredible facts, this book will appeal to readers of all ages.
Amazing Sports from Around the World is part of the Language Lizard Explore collection which helps readers discover the world around them. As with other titles in the collection, it is available in both English and bilingual editions.
The book has received wonderful reviews from educators and literacy professionals:
“Amazing Sports from Around the World will be a great addition to my ESL classroom. The layout and pictures are visually appealing. The language is accessible to my students with a good number of new vocabulary terms. I love that it celebrates the diversity of sports throughout the world. I enjoyed learning about sports that are popular in other countries, and I know my students will too. The book will certainly spark interesting classroom discussions.” Katie Daly, ESL Instructor
“Amazing Sports from Around the World takes its readers on a fun and exciting international journey. The book combines engaging illustrations with descriptive narratives about sports from a wide variety of cultures. Readers will be delighted to learn about competitions that are played with interesting equipment and exotic animals, while still making connections to games that are familiar to them. It is a wonderful way for students to explore cultural diversity from every continent, while discovering that sports universally bring people together.” Sarah Anderson, First Grade Teacher
Amazing Sports from Around the World is available in English and bilingual editions in Arabic and Spanish (more languages coming soon). It is appropriate for grades 1 to 8 and can be purchased at www.LangaugeLizard.com Ingram, and bookstores worldwide.
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