Friday, September 20, 2013

My Football Book

"My Football Book" by Gail Gibbons

This little picture book describes the basics of football including an explanation of the uniform, the football field, and the game itself.

"Each team has plans of action called plays. For different plays, the players have different jobs. The team on offense is the one that has the ball. The team on defense tries to stop the other team from scoring. Games are divided into four quarters. To begin the game, the referee tosses a coin. The team that wins the toss has the choice of receiving the ball or defending a certain end zone."

More terms described are tackle, huddle, line of scrimmage, field goal, and penalty. In the back there are further explanations about the offensive player positions, defensive player positions and more football terms like fumble and blocking.

Gail Gibbons wrote similar bookS called "My Soccer Book", "My Basketball Book, and "My Baseball Book".