Sunday, July 29, 2012


Danton Stone

Basketball is fun for all ages.  A “Rookie Read-About Sports” book starts with simple language to describe the game of basketball. All of the terms used in the game are described with both words and pictures. It ends with several pages of information that include tips for good sportsmanship, health tips, and fun facts about basketball, such as when the first orange basketballs were used. Most of the illustrations are pictures of children playing basketball. This works well to get children enthusiastic about playing the game. The words are basic enough for an early reader to be able to read. In fact, it’s so simple that some children might be easily bored. The book has 32 pages including the index and publishing information. If children are reading the book to themselves it is probably enough to keep them entertained. But the information could be too basic and short to keep a child entertained who has any previous knowledge of the game.
This book is for ages 4 to 8.
I received this book free of charge from Children's Literature in exchange for my honest review.

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