Monday, May 23, 2016

Turkey’s Strike Out and other fun facts by Hannah Eliot -OPTIONAL

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.

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