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.
Readers will love the presentation style of this baseball trivia book, and will come away knowing more about the sport, its teams, and players.
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.
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.
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.
This is baseball history told in a way that is accessible to a broad array of reades.
This is a great book to share before or after a baseball game ... or a tour of major stadiums.
8 and Up
6 to 10
Read by a 9-year-old girl.
Borrow, at least. If you've got a ball player or a major league baseball fan, this is a must have.