Saturday, December 05, 2009
How to Train a T. Rex and Win by Michael Phelps with Alan Abrahamson, illustrated by Ward Jenkins
Micheal Phelps shares how much work it takes to train for the Olympics and even more, training to win eight gold medals!
What I Thought:
This is a very interesting book! Did you know that Phelps took a three hour nap every day during his training? Over the years that added up to be 273 days, or three summer vacations for school kids.
Another fun fact that I found interesting is that Phelps had to eat as much as 10,000 calories a day. This equals to 912 pizzas a YEAR. Wow!
I liked the cartoon illustrations, and the cameos by Phelps' dog Herman and even a glimpse of his coach!
This is a great books to share with kids to show the commitment and determination it takes to become an Olympic athlete. This also a wonderful example of comparisons!
Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: How to Train a T. Rex and Win by Michael Phelps with Alan Abrahamson, illustrated by Ward Jenkins.
Reviewed from a library copy.