My First Book of Baseball: A Rookie Book

My First Book of Baseball A Rookie Book My First Book of Baseball the second Rookie Book from Sports Illustrated Kids coaches young kids through the game of baseball with a visual retelling of an actual MLB game from the first pitch to th

  • Title: My First Book of Baseball: A Rookie Book
  • Author: Sports Illustrated Kids
  • ISBN: 9781618931672
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Hardcover
  • My First Book of Baseball, the second Rookie Book from Sports Illustrated Kids, coaches young kids through the game of baseball with a visual retelling of an actual MLB game from the first pitch to the game winning hit Strikes, outs, steals, foul balls, home runs and are all explained using a fun mix of Sports Illustrated action photography, simple text with engaginMy First Book of Baseball, the second Rookie Book from Sports Illustrated Kids, coaches young kids through the game of baseball with a visual retelling of an actual MLB game from the first pitch to the game winning hit Strikes, outs, steals, foul balls, home runs and are all explained using a fun mix of Sports Illustrated action photography, simple text with engaging graphics, and a full glossary of essential baseball terms and phrases An illustrated rookie player character also appears on every page, providing fun facts to help the next generation of fans better understand the game Perfect for beginning readers, My First Book of Baseball is meant to be a shared reading experience between parents and their young minor league rookies before, during, and after the ball game.

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    1. Copy provided by Blue Slip Media (Barbara Fisch)This bright, beginning reader book is well illustrated with photographs and accompanying large font. It walks the reader through the basics of a baseball game, from the various different positions on the field, to how the game progresses. Terms like home run, ball, and walk are all explained in simple terms, although I'm still not entirely sure what a seventh inning stretch is! The photographs of real baseball players are augmented by our cartoon n [...]

    2. Fantastic new series by Sports Illustrated Kids. They have written a series of books on sports that have accessible text, yet vocabulary rich, that will appeal to the younger reader. Great photographs with players that kids today will recognize. Great "comic relief" with the little comic character on each page.

    3. This book I picked up at BEA, and I'm so glad I don't have to return it to the library. My First Book of Baseball teaches the rules of baseball in a VERY easy to understand way. It kind of lays out a baseball game (very abbreviated) with clearly displayed inning numbers and score board, but also walks through all of the baseball terms - home room, bases loaded, defense, offense, positions, etc.I think this book is a must have for anyone looking to teach their young child about baseball. We read [...]

    4. There is something special about a book that first introduces a child to something. It is is one of those books that I, I feel, a child will remember for a lifetime. In MY FIRST BOOK OF BASEBALL: Mostly Everything Explained About the Game children and adults alike will be taken away into the world of baseball from the formation of teams, to how the game is played to where and why. What I love about this book is that there is a cartoon character that we follow throughout the book as he learns the [...]

    5. Parents and children will enjoy this second book in the Rookie Book Series from Sports Illustrated for Kids. Eye-catching photographs highlight a MLB game from the umpire shouting "Play ball!" through the 7th inning stretch and on to the game-winning grand slam! Opening pages highlight the basics of teams, innings, and diamond, layout the structure of the game, and explain terms such as offense, defense, infield, and outfield with the help of vivid illustrations.Adult readers will appreciate the [...]

    6. Non-fiction/twin text entry #2:I chose this book because baseball is mine and my husbands favorite sport. It was interesting how the author laid out the chapters based on innings. This would be a really good book for Intermediate readers because of the set up, and I feel as if a younger reader would loose interest really fast. This book was very informational all about baseball, that would be a very good read for kids who want to play baseball.I paired this book with "Make a Trade, Charlie Brown [...]

    7. For the youngest generation of baseball fans, this book offers a way to introduce your child to the sport and all the fun that goes along with it. This book takes your child through the basics of baseball with interactive text and fun, accurate images. I love that the players are smiling in many of the pictures showing kids that baseball is fun!I love how bright and colorful each of the pages are and basically walk you through all nine innings of the game. It even includes the important 7th inni [...]

    8. Like nearly all professional games, the structure and execution of baseball is rather simple. There are nine players on the field, each having specific assignments. There is only one batter at a time and there are several ways they can make an out and several possible outcomes from each pitch. These are all covered using images of players in action injected into the various scenes. Dialog is included that explains the images.The star of the book is a wisecracking boy that is in every scene, addi [...]

    9. Introduce the youngest fans and "wanna be" players to the game with this eye-catching baseball book. Cleverly illustrated with photos of real-life players, children are guided by a humorous cartoon-like youngster through the game from start to finish. Basic facts, such as the object of the game, how points are scored, the roles of the players, and more, are clearly presented. Definitions for terms like "Strike Zone" are woven into the clear and readable narrative. The book's stunning and colorfu [...]

    10. Clear text, illustrated with dynamic photos. A few design choices bother me--for example, labeling each spread with the innings but not connecting that to the way the text progresses. I also really wish it included girls as audience and players Still, a solid recommendation for early elementary kids.

    11. A nice approach to the basics of baseball for young readers. Illustrated with exciting action shots of real pro baseball players. Includes little hand-drawn comic boy to guide through the pages and add humor. Comic talking balloons also often added to the players' photos. Not as well organized as other sport versions in this series. Written as more of a story than hockey version.

    12. Excellent book not only for a child but also to explain the game to an adult Brit who appreciated the humor as well as the clear, easy explanation of terms and rules. I received a copy free for review.

    13. I am biased, because baseball is amazing. However, this book does a great job of teaching the basics of the game.

    14. Great introduction to baseball! Easy, concise information given on almost every aspect of a game. Love the real pictures of players and the cartoons added in.

    15. I was confused how it referred to offense and defense instead of the fielding team and batting team, and I still don't understand why there are so many frigging innings. They almost need an every-inning stretch.

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