Saturday, July 12, 2014

Kid Konnection: Big Book of Who All-Stars

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you a book that is a huge hit in our house with Booking Son!

Summary: From the editors of Sports Illustrated Kids comes The Big Book of Who, a 128-page collection of the brightest stars in sports, past and present. Profiles, facts and stats will bring the best players in pro sports history to life with all of the touches that Sports Illustrated Kids is famous for - terrific, age-appropriate writing and exciting sports photography. Ballfield greats such as, Lebron James, Babe Ruth, Landon Donovan, Michael Jordan, and Sidney Crosby will be profiled. Written in a fun question and answer format, kids will be able to stump their friends.

The Big Book of Who is a book your young sports fans will return to again and again! -- Sports Illustrated Kids

I don't even think I can express the excitement in our house when SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS BIG BOOK OF WHO ALL-STARS: THE 101 ATHLETES EVERY FAN NEEDS TO KNOW arrived on our doorstep. Booking Son isn't exactly a reluctant reader, but he prefers to only read books about sports. And truth be told, he prefers facts to fiction. He is determined to become a sports announcer and he even has the colleges picked out for his undergrad and graduate program. (He researched it on Google!) Needless to say, BIG BOOK OF WHO ALL-STARS is his kind of book!

I have to agree with him. The BIG BOOK OF WHO ALL-STARS is a terrific resource for sports fans of all ages. This book features the best and the brightest of sports. There are current and former players included along with their profiles and career stats. And of course, there are awesome lots of color photographs.

The book is divided into chapters by sports -- Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Hockey, Olympics, Racing, Soccer, Tennis and Xtreme. Within each chapter, there are questions posed like, "Who has the record for the most career saves?" or "Who is the only player to win two Heisman Trophies?" The book not only answers these questions, but it also gives some additional details about the athlete. In addition, there are small octagons throughout the book which are filled with random facts and statistics. For a fact-lover like Booking Son, this book is heaven!

THE BIG BOOK OF WHO ALL-STARS is one of those books that really is perfect for young sports lovers. I love that it features many of the players that Booking Son has followed for the past few years, but that it also showcases some athletes from the past. He obviously has learned about some sports figures that are new-to-him because I'm hearing references to athletes from my childhood and prior.

Booking Son loves THE BIG BOOK OF WHO ALL-STARS and I have to agree. It's a wonderful (and fun!) resource for sports enthusiasts. Highly recommended!

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

Oh man, our nephew would have loved that book too!