{"id":1079150081,"title":"Let the Games Begin!","handle":"let-the-games-begin","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/maya-ajmera\" title=\"Maya Ajmera\"\u003eMaya Ajmera\u003c\/a\u003e and \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/michael-regan\" title=\"Michael Regan\"\u003eMichael Regan\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHey, sports fans. . .name your game! Let the Games Begin takes readers around the world to discover kids playing all kinds of games. It brings the action to life, focusing on young athletes playing hard and dreaming big. Basketball in Turkey and Columbia. Swimming in the U.S. and the Philippines. No matter what language kids speak, or where they are from, the universal appeal of playing and competing is evident. Short chapters highlight teamwork, sportsmanship, competition, and other elements of playing sports that connect players all over the world.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these:\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/come-out-and-play\" title=\"Come Out and Play\"\u003eCome Out and Play\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/soccer-counts-el-futbol-cuenta\" title=\"Soccer Counts\"\u003eSoccer Counts\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/products\/baseball-counting-book\" title=\"The Baseball Counting Book\"\u003eThe Baseball Counting Book\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/let-the-games-begin-spread-lores.jpg?12711950901197396791\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMaya Ajmera, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMaya Ajmera is the creator and spokesperson for \u003cem\u003eChildren from Australia to Zimbabwe: A Photographic Journey Around the World\u003c\/em\u003e and co-author of the global education guide, \u003cem\u003eRaising Children to Become Caring Contributors to the World\u003c\/em\u003e. Maya is the founder and executive director of SHAKTI for Children. In the January 1999 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Maya was named among \"A new guard of non-profit leaders...that will shape the charity world in the next century.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/maya-ajmera\" title=\"Maya Ajmera\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Maya.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMichael Regan, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMichael J. Regan is a writer and a leadership consultant who works with individuals and teams around the United States. He uses his experience as an athlete and a coach to help people reach their full potential in the workplace. Michael lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/michael-regan\" title=\"Michael Regan\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Michael.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ci\u003eEarly Childhood News\u003c\/i\u003e Director's Choice Award\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFollowing an introduction by former senator Bill Bradley, Ajmera and Regan elaborate on the philosophy of sport, addressing one aspect (practice, sportsmanship, teamwork, competition, rules) on each two-page spread. The text, which assumes a budding interest in sport participation, directly addresses the reader, in a tone that is friendly, reassuring, and encouraging. Each spread is illustrated by five photographs of children from around the world who are involved in a sport. Each also features a highlighted quote from a child, which offers insightful advice to the reader on navigating the ups and downs of participation. The title and the picture of a gymnast on the cover are a bit misleading in suggesting that the book concerns the Olympics, but, in fact, the authors have accessibly depicted sport as a fundamental, unifying human endeavor that reflects the ideals the Olympic games embody.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLibrary Talk\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWith an introduction by Olympic gold medallist and former Senator Bill Bradley, this book discusses sports around the world. Each two-page layout in the book features a quote from a child about sports. The spread also includes five photographs of children playing sports in various countries. Young American readers may not realize that in-line skating is popular in Australia or that people play cricket in India. This book does not give descriptions of each sport but discusses the reasons why kids play sports and what players can get out of sports, such as meeting friends and facing obstacles. 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Maya is the founder and executive director of SHAKTI for Children. In the January 1999 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Maya was named among \"A new guard of non-profit leaders...that will shape the charity world in the next century.\"\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/maya-ajmera\" title=\"Maya Ajmera\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Maya.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMichael Regan, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMichael J. Regan is a writer and a leadership consultant who works with individuals and teams around the United States. He uses his experience as an athlete and a coach to help people reach their full potential in the workplace. Michael lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"http:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/michael-regan\" title=\"Michael Regan\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Michael.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003ci\u003eEarly Childhood News\u003c\/i\u003e Director's Choice Award\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBooklist\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFollowing an introduction by former senator Bill Bradley, Ajmera and Regan elaborate on the philosophy of sport, addressing one aspect (practice, sportsmanship, teamwork, competition, rules) on each two-page spread. 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Each two-page layout in the book features a quote from a child about sports. The spread also includes five photographs of children playing sports in various countries. Young American readers may not realize that in-line skating is popular in Australia or that people play cricket in India. This book does not give descriptions of each sport but discusses the reasons why kids play sports and what players can get out of sports, such as meeting friends and facing obstacles. 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Let the Games Begin!

By: Maya Ajmera and Michael Regan

Hey, sports fans. . .name your game! Let the Games Begin takes readers around the world to discover kids playing all kinds of games. It brings the action to life, focusing on young athletes playing hard and dreaming big. Basketball in Turkey and Columbia. Swimming in the U.S. and the Philippines. No matter what language kids speak, or where they are from, the universal appeal of playing and competing is evident. Short chapters highlight teamwork, sportsmanship, competition, and other elements of playing sports that connect players all over the world.

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Maya Ajmera, author

Maya Ajmera is the creator and spokesperson for Children from Australia to Zimbabwe: A Photographic Journey Around the World and co-author of the global education guide, Raising Children to Become Caring Contributors to the World. Maya is the founder and executive director of SHAKTI for Children. In the January 1999 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Maya was named among "A new guard of non-profit leaders...that will shape the charity world in the next century."

Read more about Maya.


Michael Regan, author

Michael J. Regan is a writer and a leadership consultant who works with individuals and teams around the United States. He uses his experience as an athlete and a coach to help people reach their full potential in the workplace. Michael lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Read more about Michael.

  • Early Childhood News Director's Choice Award

Booklist

Following an introduction by former senator Bill Bradley, Ajmera and Regan elaborate on the philosophy of sport, addressing one aspect (practice, sportsmanship, teamwork, competition, rules) on each two-page spread. The text, which assumes a budding interest in sport participation, directly addresses the reader, in a tone that is friendly, reassuring, and encouraging. Each spread is illustrated by five photographs of children from around the world who are involved in a sport. Each also features a highlighted quote from a child, which offers insightful advice to the reader on navigating the ups and downs of participation. The title and the picture of a gymnast on the cover are a bit misleading in suggesting that the book concerns the Olympics, but, in fact, the authors have accessibly depicted sport as a fundamental, unifying human endeavor that reflects the ideals the Olympic games embody.

Library Talk

With an introduction by Olympic gold medallist and former Senator Bill Bradley, this book discusses sports around the world. Each two-page layout in the book features a quote from a child about sports. The spread also includes five photographs of children playing sports in various countries. Young American readers may not realize that in-line skating is popular in Australia or that people play cricket in India. This book does not give descriptions of each sport but discusses the reasons why kids play sports and what players can get out of sports, such as meeting friends and facing obstacles. This is a great book to show students that they have many things in common with other students around the world.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-88106-067-6

Ages: 5-8
Page count: 32
11 x 8