Stories Aloud
Publication date: 06 May 2021
ISBN: 9781788007276
Size: 290 x 250 mm
Length: 96 pages

On Your Marks, Get Set, Gold!


An exciting, laugh-a-minute guide to every Olympic and Paralympic sport

From boxing to boccia, find out just what it takes to become an Olympic and Paralympic star in this hilariously informative guide to the games. For each sport you’ll discover why it’s great, why it’s not so great, what skills and equipment you’ll need to start practising and even how to sound like a pro! You’ll learn about some of the greatest Olympians in history, events that might appear in the future and there’s a helpful guide to your chances of becoming a champion.

With bold, energetic illustrations and a text packed with weird, wonderful and wildly hilarious facts written by former sports journalist Scott Allen, this gift book is the funniest guide you’ll find to the next Olympics!

Stories Aloud

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“On Your Marks, Get Set, Gold! is a coruscating cornucopia of weird, wonderful and wildly hilarious facts but also a laugh-a-minute tour of some these sports’ strange foibles.”

-Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Post

“A bright, well illustrated nook filled with facts and interesting information on a variety of Olympic sports.”

The Green Parent Magazine

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