Odd Ball: Hilarious, Unusual And Bizarre Baseball Moments


Using a combination of text and comic-strips, readers learn about unique players, events, mascots, and stats for America's past-time. The book is divided into nine innings, each with a different aspect of the game.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Readers will love the presentation style of this baseball trivia book, and will come away knowing more about the sport, its teams, and players.

Content Awareness Factors:

Although this is for young readers, it presumes a knowledge of baseball, including some idioms and catch phrases. It would help to add an annex of that material, just like the biography list at the back.

Little Kid Reaction

Because she didn't know a lot about baseball, our daughter asked a lot of questions. Her lack of knowledge didn't stop her from devouring the book and reciting snippets to us over a number of days. She even asked to go to a baseball game.

Big Kid Reaction

We were shocked when our 9-year-old picked out this book, and even more amazed that she stuck with it since she knew nothing about the sport. We also read the book and found it filled with fun, information. The combo text/graphic novel style will appeal to readers of all skill levels. Young readers probably won't even notice that there is more text in the boxes than on the other pages.

Type of Book:
This is baseball history told in a way that is accessible to a broad array of reades.
Educational Themes:

This is a great book to share before or after a baseball game ... or a tour of major stadiums.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
6 to 10
Age of child:
Read by a 9-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow, at least. If you've got a ball player or a major league baseball fan, this is a must have.

Title Odd Ball: Hilarious, Unusual and Bizarre Baseball Moments
Author Timothy Tocher
Publisher Two Lions © 2011
Illustrators Stacy Curtis
ISBN 9780761458135
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.99
Genres Easy Reader, Sports, Sports - Baseball
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