Turkeys Strike Out: And Other Fun Facts

illus. by Aaron Spurgeon. 32p. (Did You Know?). S. & S./Little Simon. 2016. pap. $6.99. ISBN 9781481451680.
Gr 2–4—Colorful cartoon animal illustrations accompany this book of random sports facts and information. Beginning with baseball and segueing page by page to bowling, soccer, basketball, hockey, golf, and others, the author intersperses historical facts with sports oddities. Many unusual terms, such as a can of corn in baseball and bicycle kick in soccer, are explained as well as the origin of some team names and trophies. The illustrations closely follow the text (in an often humorous manner), providing support for younger readers who may be challenged by the more lengthy explanations. Although this offering is somewhat narrow in subject, younger readers interested in sports will find many casual details pertaining to their favorite activities and may be encouraged to share with friends and family.
VERDICT This title has strong appeal for fans of quirky true-facts book.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing