Eliot, Hannah Turkey’s Strike Out Little Simon, 2016. $17.99 NON-FICTION
This book is a collection
of interesting facts, records, and little known information about a large
variety of sports from baseball to golf and even cheerleading. It features
bright cute illustrations of animals as the athletes and characters.
This is a cute well written
book but I probably wouldn’t add it my library. The students love fact books,
but Guinness world record and Ripleys reign supreme, students enjoy the real
life photographs. Additionally I find that students are really excited about
one sport or family of sports (extreme sports) not every sport. Although the
artwork was cute, it has sort of a dated 1970s feel, which isn’t my favorite.
The book is wholesome and well written, so it would be just fine to add it your
collection if you think it would see circulation.
EL(K-3) – OPTIONAL Reviewer:
Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.