Chip and the Karate Kick
Anne F. Rockwell. HarperCollins Publishers, $14.99 (40pp) ISBN 978-0-06-028442-8
Third in the Good Sports series, Chip and the Karate Kick by Anne Rockwell, illus. by Paul Meisel, follows avid martial arts fan Chip O'Hare as he takes karate lessons for the first time. Eager to emulate his cinematic hero, Striper Mee, the bunny has difficulty sitting through the history and meditation that fill his first lessons and is disappointed when he doesn't advance to the yellow belt level with his friends. When a bully kicks Chip and steals his friend's kite, Chip uses the principles of karate to resist the urge to fight back.
Reviewed on: 05/01/2004