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Summary: With this book, you not only stroll through the alphabet, you also learn lots about baseball: history, technique, and players. This is a book that uses alliteration to teach the alphabet, baseball style.
Type of Reading: family reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 10; read yourself: 7 to 10
Interest Level: 6 to 10
Age of Child: Started reading with child 3½ years old.
Young Reader Reaction: From the first reading, our preschooler loved pointing to the letter emphasized on the page.
Adult Reader Reaction: I am in awe that someone could pull together an A to Z for baseball. The poetry is not near as awesome as the illustrations and the baseball history.
Pros: There is great longevity for this book. Younger readers will enjoy the alliteration, older readers and parents will enjoy the more detailed descriptions of the game.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! Especially if you have a baseball fan (young or old) in the house.
Educational Themes: Aside from learning the alphabet, you can share America's past time with your kids.
Literary Categories: Fiction - sports, picture book
Date(s) Reviewed: April 2005
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