Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Book review: Sports Illustrated Kids presents The Top 10 of Everything in Sports

*Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

We recently had a book arrive at our house that pretty much was written just for my son, who is possibly the world's most sports-crazed kid. If he's not playing a sport, he's watching one. And when he isn't watching or playing, he's likely sitting somewhere and muttering to himself as he reports the progress of the imaginary football/baseball/hockey game going on in his head. It's all sports, all the time, for this kid. So when I heard about a new book from Sports Illustrated Kids called The Top 10 of Everything in Sports, I knew I would be voted mother of the year (by Ethan, at least), if it made its way to our home. Here's a bit about this book, from a press release that I received:

The editors at Sports Illustrated Kids, the most respected sports news information resource for children and families, today announced the first kids title of its kind to rank top athletes, playing fields, rivalries, games, controversial calls, memorable moments and more. The Top 10 of Everything in Sports, which goes on sale October 15 at Sikids.com/top10 and at retailers nationwide, includes the 30 Top 10 Lists covering every professional sport.

For The Top 10 of Everything in Sports, the editors of Sports Illustrated Kids set out to create authoritative and comprehensive sports “top 10” rankings that would spark conversation among sports fans of any age.
This book covers great players, fans, mascots, movies, rivalries and tons of other fun sports stories and trivia.  There are lots of pictures to go along with all the lists, so it's fun to look at as well as entertaining to read.  I like that you can read the lists in any order- if you're pressed for time, read one or two, and if it's time for a long read, then start at the beginning and see how far you get! If there is a young sports fan in your house, you need to check out this book!