PreS-Gr 2 The rigorous training involved in long distance running is depicted in sharp, well-reproduced color photographs of the lifestyle of a family of four. Although the mother is dedicated to the sport and works at it daily, she does not isolate herself from her husband and young sons. She is shown caring for the boys, running with them on a track, sharing her tee shirts and other prizes, and celebrating the end of a race with a visit to the ice cream parlor. In turn, her husband and sons are her enthusiastic and supportive fans. At first the narrator of the book, her older child, resents the time she spends away from him, but he becomes extremely proud of her achievements and happily discusses them with his friends. Pictures of the woman, an authentic athlete, running in all weather conditions, show the stength, discipline, and determination demanded by the sport. She is a splendid role model for both sexes, and the values she represents are readily transferable to any difficult achievement. An interesting variety of scenes is reinforced by a simple, straightforward text, generally limited to one or two easy-to-read sentences per page. Patricia Pearl, First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, Va.