March 2011 • $6.99
48 pp • paperback
7.5 x 10
Ride a unicycle up a mountain . . . toss a mullet (the fish, not the haircut!) . . . take part in a tug-of-war—with your ear! . . . try lawnmower racing, bog snorkeling, and underwater hockey! You think baseball and basketball are all there is to the world of sports? Think again! A top kids’ author takes readers on an international tour of really, really weird sports. Ostrich racing, underwater hockey, extreme ironing and more are covered with awesome photos, “tips from the pros,” and tons of cool facts about some truly strange ways to have fun. Michael Teitelbaum is the author of The Scary States of America and more than 200 other fiction and nonfiction books for kids. And he’ll be brave enough to reveal his score in turkey bowling in the book!
Here's a list of some of the sports you'll find in this Weird Book!
Weird Animal Races: camel, pig, yak, ostrich, man vs. horse
Barrel Racing (Italy)
Wife-Carrying (Finland and Estonia)
Cheese Rolling (England)
Kabaddi (India and Pakistan)
Sepak Takraw (Thailand and Malaysia)
World Eskimo-Indian Olympics