Karate Hour by Carol Nevius
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KARATE CLASS SHOULD ALWAYS BE THIS EXCITING!Karate class begins and students come together to practice their blocks and stances––from crescent kicks to front kicks to tuck roll stands. Dynamic black-and-white artwork of children bowing, kicking and sailing through the air contrasts with their brilliantly colored karate belts in this rhythmic read-aloud that explores the action and philosophy of karate.

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Carol Nevius lives in Coral Springs, Florida.
Published April 17, 2012 by Two Lions. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Using a palette of creams and grays against dark backgrounds (with color accents provided by variously colored belts), and lighting and low angles that give his close-up, photographically realistic figures a monumental look, Thomson depicts students warming up, practicing strikes and kicks, engag...

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