Sports Illustrated Kids Big Book of Why Sports Edition

November 18, 2013 - Comment

Why are three goals called a hat trick? Why is “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” sung during the seventh-inning stretch? Why don’t the Cleveland Browns have a logo on their helmet? Why do golf balls have dimples? Why do Olympic swimmers flip when they turn at the end of the pool? Divided into four

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Why are three goals called a hat trick? Why is “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” sung during the seventh-inning stretch? Why don’t the Cleveland Browns have a logo on their helmet? Why do golf balls have dimples? Why do Olympic swimmers flip when they turn at the end of the pool? Divided into four levels of difficulty – a professional level, an All-Star level, an MVP level and a Hall of Fame level – each answer is provided not only with an in-depth explanation on the science, history or origin of the particular subject matter, but with photos and illustrations that help make the information easy to digest. A must-have book for any curious young sports fan, the dynamic content is distinctly “Sports Illustrated Kids” in the way it entertains as it informs, focusing on the fun kids derive from their enjoyment of sports and presenting big, exciting action photos from the Sports Illustrated collection. A four-part interactive quiz at the back of the book invites readers to find the biggest adult sports fans they know and attempt to stump them with the fascinating insider knowledge the book provides.

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Fire and Ice says:

Fun Trivia Book Do you have any idea why the Utah basketball team is called the Jazz or why a football is called a pig skin? How about why the Red Sox field is called Fenway Park? We didn’t either until we spent all night flipping through the Big Book of Why. My husband who’s a Red Sox fan had an especially fun time browsing through the questions and learning about little tidbits of sports trivia. It’s a book I would recommend for older children- adults since it is factually based with real photographs as opposed to illustrations. My chidlren at ages 8 and 9 were still a little young to fully enjoy it. We, the parents had a lot of fun with flipping through. The photos are beautiful and one could spend an entire day asking why?Full reivew at (…)

Linda Baird says:

HAPPY ABOUT THIS BOOK This book impressed me. When it arrived I was surprised at the sturdiness of the hard cover book. If your child is like the one I’m buying for then you will also be glad for this feature. Upon opening the book my eyes were met with many large color pictures on pretty much every page. It definitely reads like a magazine which in my opinion is nice for kids who may be daunted at tackling such a relatively big book. There is no need for marking places or cover to cover sequential reading of this book. That made me happy because I can imagine any child being glad to randomly flip the book open and read a few fun and fact filled pages at a time, any time, without getting bogged down. It is well written by the makers of sports illustrated kids magazine. You can tell the people who composed this work know their audience (children) as well as their subject matter (sports). I was unsure if it was what I was looking for when I ordered it but within minutes of opening it I knew I had hit on…

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