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Reviewed by Samantha Coville for Readers' Favorite
Landon is excited about his first Taekwon-Do lesson and there's nothing to worry about. With great classmates to do exercises with him and his own dad as his teacher, Landon will have a blast! He kicks and punches and, once he's finally ready, it's his turn to break a board with a loud "KIAAA!" Now he can rest up, do his practices and stretches, and prepare for his next Taekwon-Do lesson which will hopefully be very soon.
Victor Teran's picture book for children, titled Landon's First Taekwon-Do Lesson, is an absolute delight to read. I appreciate a children's book that not only provides fun pictures and a cute, pleasant story line but inspires children to ask questions and learn. Within these pages kids will learn about different types of kicks, proper etiquette in a dojo, and why you start with a white belt, which even as an adult I found interesting. There's a lot of great content in here and Teran ends it with a sweet passage to kids teaching them to respect their teachers, which I think is an especially valuable lesson that can often be overlooked when the excitement of learning Taekwon-Do is in the forefront of their minds.
This picture book would be a perfect gift to a child or grandchild who is about to start martial arts lessons. Or you can simply use this as a bedtime story by itself. Landon's First Taekwon-Do Lesson is a home run on all fronts from art to writing and I think you'll find this a worthy addition to any child's library.