Skateboard Mom by Barbara Odanaka

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An eight-year-old boy gets a skateboard for his birthday, but when his mom tries it out, she has so much fun that she won't give it back.
 

About Barbara Odanaka

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Barbara Odanaka was a member of the Hobie amateur skateboard team as a kid and is the founder of the International Society of Skateboarding Moms.
 
Published May 3, 2004 by Putnam Juvenile. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Odanaka’s tale has a good measure of whimsy—a mom hijacks her son’s skateboard, which he has just received as a birthday present, and sets about strutting her stuff, revealing a hidden skateboarding past—but the poetry can be disappointing.

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When the narrator gets a skateboard for his eighth birthday, he discovers his mother's dark secret: she's a former skateboard queen.

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