Grade 3-5 Young riders and ropers will enjoy this description of the sport of rodeo. Coombs details levels of competition, roles of the participants and how rodeo developed. The rules and procedures of each event are explained in lively text, putting young contestants into the boots of the bull wrestler, calf or steer roper or bull or bronc rider. The dangerous aspects of the sport are discussed, and Coombs also mentions the animal cruelty issue, dismissing any claims of abuse. (He does not include the fact that cattle run out of the chute after being prodded, however.) Although rodeo is a male-dominated sport, Coombs recognizes the presence of female contestants, usually in the tamer events. The action is illustrated by black-and-white photos. This book has fewer photos and more text than Tinkelman's Rodeo (Greenwillow, 1982). It is similar to the older Let 'er Buck (Bobbs, 1971; o.p.) by Barbara Berry and superior to Paulsen's Riding, Roping and BulldoggingAlmost (Raintree, 1977). Of the four, the Tinkelman title is the most appealing, with Let's Rodeo! the second choice.Charlene Strickland, Los Angeles County Public Library, Valencia
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Book Description Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Let's Rodeo! Clearly evokes the sights and sounds of one of America's greatest sports. For young readers. 1st edition. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1986. Dust jacket, price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-19036707962
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