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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sports Illustrated for Kids: Big Book of Who Football

Release Date - June 2013

Sports Illustrated for Kids

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

Big Book of Who Football is a collection of 101 football players compiled by Sports Illustrated for Kids. The book includes color photos, trivia regarding each player, and plenty of fun facts. This is a book geared for any child interested in football, but I found it has equal appeal with adults.

One player covers one or two pages, so it's a pretty thick guide, and the heavy cover is going to stand up to plenty of wear. In a house where sports books become prize collectibles, having a durable book is important. I do not have any worries about Big Book of Who Football falling apart after a few years.

My husband is the football addict in this house. He's been watching football games since he was a kid in the 1960s. I went through the book to see just how hard some of these trivia questions were, and surprisingly, he found many of them to take a little thought. Some he couldn't guess at all. Among the more challenging questions:

1. Who has the best winning percentage in NFL history as a quarterback?
2. Who was forced to change the way he celebrates a sack?
3. Who first dumped Gatorade on a coach in a Super Bowl?

The Sports Illustrated for Kids book is broken into sections. These sections include:

  • Champions
  • Personalities
  • Record Breakers
  • Super Scorers
  • Yardage Kings
There's also a player index in the back to make it easy to look up specific players in a hurry.

All in all, if you or your child enjoys football, I would rush out and get a copy of this book. It's great for kids, but just as much fun for quick trivia games at gatherings before the big game.

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