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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

The London 2012 Games Fact File (Carlton)

The London 2012 Games Fact File: An Official London 2012 Games Publication

This London 2012 official junior book contains everything young readers need to become true Olympic Games and Paralympic Games experts as they study the easy-to-follow Games event analysis, star athlete profiles, and absorb the brilliant action photographs.Illustrated with 100 amazing images and appealing to junior fans, this fantastic book looks at each of the major events as well as profiling of all of the tournament's star athletes including Usain Bolt, Tom Daley, Rebecca Adlington, Chris Hoy and Ellie Simmonds.Readers will meet Wenlock and Mandeville, the official London 2012 Games mascots, and be entertained by the special features on the venues, great Games moments and amazing facts.The official London 2012 Games Fact File is the essential companion for junior fans and will keep them entertained throughout the Games.
This is a great book for any young sports fans who are looking forward to The London 2012 Olympic Games. It is jam packed full of facts, figures and dates that any true fan need to know about the games.
The book introduces Wenlock and Mandeville, the mascots to the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the story behind their creation. There are also some of the most famous olympians and paralympians introduced in the book.
The book gives a brief description of all the London 2012 venues and includes some did you know facts that will impress in any quizes.
Each of the Olympic and Paralympic sports are listed in the book and the medals avaliable in each discipline before the events are discussed in a little more detail with the lowdown on venues, dates and medal oppurtunities. The athletes to
watch are also highlighted.
There is a very clear competition schedule included for both the Olympic and Paralympic Games included - ideal to ensure you catch the events you are interested in, or to watch new sports.
The book is a fantastic guide for The Games and would be perfect for children or adults of any age to have to hand throughout the events. It is full of facts, figures and photographs. My children will definitely be keeping this book close by to read up on the events before they start.
Thank you to the publishers, Carlton, for sending me this book to review.

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