Tales in Rhyme About the Animal Kingdom's Natural Gymnasts

by Vladimir Zaglada



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/16/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 52
ISBN : 9781468560114
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781477235898

About the Book

A delight for all lovers of rhymed poetry and gymnastics, Gymmy the Owl and His Friends offers children and parents entertaining and amusing poems and useful information about gymnastics and gymnastics terminology. Author Vladimir Zaglada, who worked at the highest levels of Soviet gymnastics during its heyday, created Gymmy and his friends as a way of introducing young children and their parents to the world of gymnastics. Readers of any age will be drawn in by his parallels between the natural abilities of animals and the skills humans must work hard to develop in order to perform gymnastics feats. Gymmy the Owl makes learning fun by following each humorous rhymed tale with a small dose of important information and key gymnastics terminology. Illustrator Katya Korobkina brings to life a charming community of “Nature’s Gymnasts.”

About the Author

Before coming to the U.S. to teach, Vladimir Zaglada coached the Soviet women's and girl's gymnastics teams, helping prepare them for World and Olympic competition, and was head coach for Moscow-Dynamo’s Olympic Reserve School, where many of the Soviet Union's top female gymnasts spent their childhoods training to become champions.