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My Baseball Book
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book for kids! I bought it to introduce my six year old son to baseball. It covers how the game is actually played, rules of play, and reinforces important baseball terms. At just the right length, this book is perfectly titled - My Baseball Book. Great for any budding, young baseball fan!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format: Hardcover
"My Baseball Book" by Gail Gibbons provides an introduction to the sport of baseball by describing the equipment, playing field, rules, players, and process of the game. The idea is to explain the basics to young readers (ages 3 to 7), so they will understand not only the markings on a baseball diamond, what baseball players wear, and all the positions, but also get a sense of how games are played and why a home run can be a big thrill. Most of the book is devoted to Gibbons describing a game between the Robins and the Owls, in which young readers get the chance to see hits, walks, runs, and other baseball plays in the context of a game.
Although this is supposed to be an introductory book to the game of baseball the information does get a bit technical at times, which means that an adult or older sibling is going to have to explain this a bit more. For example, at one point it is explained that in addition to being a strike if the batter swings and misses that it is also a strike if the batter does not swing but the ball passes through the "strike zone." There are dotted lines suggesting that the strike zone extends from the batter's armpits to his knees, but nothing to add that the ball also has to be over the plate (until you get to the term "strike" in the glossary in the back of the book). Still, on balance "My Baseball Book" is going to help kids by reinforcing what they are learning out on the field, which is the most important way of learning the game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 27, 2010
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
I bought this for my son's fourth birthday last year. He loves baseball and I thought this would be a book that was both entertaining and educational.
He loved it. We read it everynight for about two weeks and he began to understand what the different positions and rules were.
It is a year later and we still read it occassionally just for the fun of it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 27, 2012
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got this book for my 4 yr old grandson, who love sports. This book explains the rudiments of the game in story form: just what a 4 yr old wants!!
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on April 17, 2013
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I gave this book to a boy, new to baseball, on his 6th birthday. The drawings and explanations of the game are appealing and upbeat. It is appropriate for a child, trying to learn how the game is played and/or beginning to play the game himself or herself. The child gave me feedback a couple of weeks later and it was all positive. He said it really helped him understand the game. He also said it helped him play better. I'm not so sure about that, but it was nice to hear :-).
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Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
MY BASEBALL BOOK
Great beginning reader book.
Great book to read to or with your child, grandchild.
My grandson rec'd this book for his fifth birthday and he will not put it down.
He loves sports and this book has all the basics easily labeled and explains all
about the sport. Would be a great book to give any child starting T-Ball.
(There is a whole set of similar books, I gave him also, my basketball book,
my football book, etc. - all wonderful books.)
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on December 23, 2014
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What an excellent way to introduce a young child to baseball. I'm thrilled that my oldest grandson who was two when he received this book has asked for it to be read countless times. This one literally cover all the bases as it informs as well as entertains. I can't wait to begin reading it to my younger grandson ! Thank you
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on April 29, 2013
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This book is perfect for teaching a beginner the game of baseball. Great layout, great explanations and outstanding drawings. My 4 year old grandson (1st year T Baller) and his Daddy both love it. So easy for a child, boy or girl of any age, to learn the basics of the game. I highly recommend this little treasure.
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on May 1, 2014
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
This book basically made me feel that I never wanted to purchase another children's book online because you really dont know what you are getting. The words and pictures were way to complex for a 2.5 year old and it was NOT interesting. Way to complicated and uninteresting.
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on July 1, 2013
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
He is 2 1/2 and knows most of the equipment but loves the story and the illustrations. Its simply told but has lots of detail. The size is perfect for little hands.
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