Skateboards – Patricia Lakin

  Skateboards (Made By Hand) – Patricia Lakin, Aladdin, (9781481448338), 2017.

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5:  (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3

Genre:  Sports

What did you like about the book? Peek behind the scenes to see how skateboards can be crafted by hand. Starting with a brief history of skateboarding, followed by an introduction to skateboard artisan Jake Eshelman, most of the book consists of step by step descriptions and photos showing how Eshelman creates unique, lovely skateboards from scratch. A four page timeline provides a skateboarding history followed by a glossary of skateboard terms and tools and a list of websites that contain further information.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No.

To whom would you recommend this book?  Recommend to anyone obsessed with skateboarding. Also, fits well with the current interest in Makerspaces.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries.

Where would you shelve it?  Shelve with other skateboarding books in 796.22.

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  No.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Mary Melaugh, Marshall Middle School Library, Billerica, MA

Date of review:  3/12/17

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