Going to My Gymnastics Class

by Susan Kuklin

A photo-essay shows Gaspar, as he and eight other children enjoy their weekly beginner... read more

A photo-essay shows Gaspar, as he and eight other children enjoy their weekly beginner gym class. The culturally diverse boys and girls engage in a sequence of activities co-taught by Bill Hladik, a recreational gymnastics enthusiast and expert with Jackie Pazmino, the Ecuadoran athlete who competed at age thirteen in the Pan American Games. The positive self-esteem engendered by the instructors' approach is conveyed in Kuklin's marvelous color photographs of Gaspar and the other children and also within the first-person narrative. (Ages 3-5)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1991

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