Monday, October 1, 2018

Welcome in Fall with a Good Book -- Sports Illustrated Kids "My First Book of Basketball" Arrives on Bookshelves October 9th - Pre-order Your Copy Now! (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Back in June I introduced you the bestselling Rookie Books by Sports Illustrated Kids, when I reviewed and featured "My First Book of Hockey" as part of my Father's Day gift guide.  

I shared how my girls were reading this book with my husband after showing interest in hockey after seeing it played in the Olympics.  This was the perfect book to introduce young children, especially those ages 3-6, to a new sport.  They learn almost everything about the game, including game terminology, scoring and different plays.  So, when I heard Sports Illustrated Kids was coming out with a basketball book as part of this series, I couldn't wait to get my hands on a review copy as I knew one newbie basketball fan who this would be perfect youngest daughter, Bella.  She was introduced to basketball this past summer during summer camp when they were introducing kids to different sports and team games.  She fell in love with it, and started practicing with the basketball hoop we had in our driveway that the previous owners left.  My husband ended up lowering the basket to make it easier for her to score, and she spent the better part of this summer during the evenings practicing her dribbling and shooting, and playing against her sister and Daddy.  

She never knew the correct terms used in the game, nor cared to learn at that time.   But that all changed, when she saw this book arrive in the mail the other day, she grabbed it and started to read it.  

After reading the book cover to cover she came into the kitchen where I was cooking dinner and started telling me about rebounds, the role of offense, what a steal was, as well as free throws.  She was all smiles, as she was learning more about the game of basketball, beyond just trying to keep the ball from the other player on the court and shooting hoping to get the ball in the net.

This book is perfect for younger audiences as it includes both cartoon and full-color photos of actual players.  Bella really enjoyed seeing the women in the photos, and that reminded me that I have to take her to see a UCONN women's basketball game one of these days. She would love it!  And, now thanks to this book, she knows almost everything about the game and will know what is going on when she sits to watch a game in person, or on television this fall.

If you have a young basketball fan in your life, then you will definitely want to check out this new book in the bestselling Rookie Book series from Sports Illustrated Kids.  I will be keeping an eye out for other books to release in this popular series, as I know my girls will enjoy them, and they are great books to teach them about sports they may not be familiar with.

More About this book:

"This is the sixth book in the bestselling Rookie Books series (previous titles have focused on lacrosse, football, baseball, hockey, & soccer), and is the perfect way to introduce beginning readers to the plays, positions, and basics of basketball through a visual retelling of a professional game. 

This book is perfectly timed to coincide with the start of the NBA season in October. "

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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