Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Review of Racing Driver by Giles Chapman

Book Summary:

An interactive introduction to car racing that recreates the immediacy and excitement of being behind the wheel
Racing Driver is a thrilling training course that shows children how to drive the world’s fastest cars. Filled with stats and facts, the book includes basic mechanics and driving tips on track and off-road racing.

Young readers who dream of becoming racing drivers can pore over cars and voraciously compile information. The “Pit Stop” section looks at car engineering and the science of driving. “On the Track” puts readers behind the wheel of a variety of vehicles —including stock cars, F1 cars, and sports racers—and shows how to speed off the grid, negotiate corners at high speed, and deal with spins and skids. There are also ID guides to different kinds of racing cars, including historical models.

With a wealth of accurate information and a hands-on approach that will appeal to children, Racing Driverbrings the excitement of a popular sport to life for the younger generation. Illustrated in color throughout.

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (May 20, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500650268
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500650264

About the Author

Giles Chapman is a motoring journalist who contributes to publications including the Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Sunday Times, Condé Nast Traveler, and Auto Express.
Racing Driver by Giles Chapman is a marvelous way to teach children the steps they need to take to get into driving a race car. From starting with go-karts to driving super sedans and stock cars, its a great step by step look into the life of a racer. Children will be amazed at all of the detailed information that many people may not know about. Racers are all over the world, even crossng deserts.
Parents will appreciate the driving test questions at the end of the book that will reiterate the information read throughout. Children who are 8 and up, and who love cars and dream of racing one, will love this interesting book about becoming a race care driver.   

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