Monday, January 2, 2012

Get ready for the Super Bowl with this

Who's ready for the Super Bowl? We're only a few weeks away, as crazy as that is, so why not get your future quarterback geared up for the big game?

HOW FOOTBALL WORKS by Keltie Thomas introduces young fans to everything they need to know from who's who on the field to legends of the game to formations and more. As soon as I opened this book, I couldn't get over the amount of information inside. Young readers will be fascinated to learn that the NFL uses a machine like a shoe buffer to break in official game balls, quarterbacks used to call their own plays, the Vikings were called the Purple People Eaters, and Jim Plunkett remembers a game in which Astroturf burned the bottom of his feet! I love this book because it's full of fun facts like that, but it also covers all of the basics of the game with fun illustrations and diagrams.

By the time the Super Bowl rolls around, your future QB will know all of the tricks in the playbook!

Additional Information:
Reading level: Ages 8 and up
Paperback: 64 pages
Publisher: Maple Tree Press (November 1, 2010)
ISBN-10: 1897349882
ISBN-13: 978-1897349885
Source of review copy: Publisher

This post is part of Nonfiction Monday! Nonfiction Monday takes place every Monday as various blogs throughout the kidlitosphere write about nonfiction books for kids and collect them all in one place. This week, check out the Nonfiction Monday roundup at The Nonfiction Detectives. To see the entire schedule, please visit the blog of Anastasia Suen.

Disclosure: Some of the books I review are received from publishers , PR agencies, and authors, but it does not sway my opinion of the book.


  1. Football is a different planet to me altogether - my husband is more into basketball. I've seen a review of this book when I did the round-up for Nonfiction Monday several weeks back. I thought that it would be a good introduction for a newbie like me. :)

  2. Myra--

    Our house is definitely a basketball house, too although football also has its place! This book is perfect for a newbie as it covers everything, but even a football fanatic will learn a thing or two. =)

  3. I'm even more a basketball fan than a football fan,so I felt that this may be only the perfect book for me to know more about the sport.I've seen The Blind Side -so maybe I know a tad bit.Thank you for sharing this.
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