Saturday, November 12, 2011

The World’s Greatest Football Players by Matt Doeden

The World’s Greatest Football Players (Sports Illustrated Kids)by Matt Doeden

It’s football season and so I felt compelled to review this book The World’s Greatest Football Players by Matt Doeden.
Whether it’s smashing a home run, heaving a touchdown pass, or scoring the game-winning goal, fans love watching their favorite stars. With incredible photos and lists of stats, fans will love seeing the world’s best athletes and their amazing achievements up close.
The book begins with a page on “Go Deep” where “Whoosh! Tom Brady chucks a deep bomb down the field. Smack! DeMarcus Ware slams into a quarterback for a sack. Each week, excited football fans pack stadiums to watch high-flying offense and smashmouth defenses…” You will have to read the book for the rest.
The World’s Greatest Football Players contains Personal Information, Regular Season Receiving Stats, Achievements, and Facts for some of the best athletes in the world including LaDainian Tomlinson; Dwight Freeney; Tom Brady; Larry Fitzgerald; Drew Brees; James Harrison; Peyton Manning; Randy Moss; DeMarcus Ware; Adrian Peterson; Troy Polamalu; and Ed Reed.
The photos are expertly taken and action-oriented. Players are shown doing “what they do best” on the field whether it is trying to intercept a catch, throwing a pass, running the ball down the field, you will see it all in this book.
A Glossary, Read More, Internet sites, and Index are contained at the end of this book.
This book is great for children who like football. It is a well-organized, quick read with lots of eye-catching photos. This book will be a great read for reluctant readers as the text is easy to read, the photos are attention-grabbing, and the book is only 32 pages!

I recommend this book for public, school, and home libraries (for the football fan). Adult football lovers will enjoy the book also!

Capstone Publisher has done a great job again. I love how they include a Glossary, Read More, and Internet Sites section. Great job, Capstone!

Putting my librarian hat aside, I enjoyed reading this book as I am a Steelers’ fan and live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Both Pittsburgh and the Steelers were well represented in this book… Larry Fitzgerald, James Harrison, and Troy Polamalu!
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Until the next time…

Happy reading…

A children’s book a day keeps the scary monster away!