Friday, June 13, 2014

Goodnight Football by Michael Dahl -- ADVISABLE

Dahl, Michael Goodnight Football, illustrated by Christina Forshay. PICTURE BOOK. Sports Illustrated Kids / Capstone Young Readers, August 1, 2014. $14.95. Content: G.

A boy goes with his family to a lively football game. Afterward, he wishes goodnight to the goalposts, the mascot, the bleachers, and everything else he loved about the game. The brief, rhyming text describes the sights and sounds of the stadium, and the clear, colorful illustrations provide further detail. Goodnight Football is an entertaining look at a popular sport, and its nod to Goodnight Moon helps children wind down for a night in bed -- perhaps clutching their own footballs, like the boy in the story does. The simple text and pictures would work well for even very young children, although some terms might need explanations if children have not attended many games.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Caryn

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