Overtime Website Look Inside How much do you value your nose? Would you dare play professional football without a facemask? Maybe you should ask punter Bobby Joe Green who played 14 years as a punter for the Arizona Cardinals without a facemask, the last player to do so in the NFL. The Arizona Cardinals by Mark Stewart offers young fans a look into one of the oldest teams in the NFL while including fun facts, team spotlights such as Larry Fitzgerald and Dick Night Train Lane, and pictures of Cardinals memorabilia. Have a young fan who likes to argue? Dont miss the Great Debates section where readers get insight into some of the greatest debates surrounding the Cardinals and professional football! Team spirit is that deep passion shared by the players and fans when they wear the same colors, watch the same scoreboard, and cheer the same triumphs. This popular series has been completely revised and updated for the Fall 2012 release. Book updates include new team information, records, photos, and timelines as well as new features like GREAT DEBATES and GLORY DAYS. Once you finish the book, you can go to the OVERTIME WEBSITE where each football team has its very own webpage to accompany the reading material. This site will be updated throughout the season and postseason with kid-friendly news about their favorite football teams - the perfect source for up-to-date statistics and player information for young sports fans.
Each title in the series focuses on a sports team with all the major sports leagues being represented. Each book gives a broad background of the team, current starts, stats and how the team embodies in a well illustrated format. Includes a timeline, glossary, places to go, websites, related books, and index. Other teams included in the series include The Chicago Blackhawks, The New Jersey Nets, The Oklahoma City Thunder, The Pittsburgh Penguins, and The Toronto Maple Leafs.
Richardson's Independent School District's Library Media Services Book Review Program, June 2010
Any young sports fan would be very interested in this nonfiction book about the football team. It gives basic information about the team, including statistics, history, highlights or star players and uniform basics. It's everything that a football fan could want to know about the Atlanta Falcons- with great pictures, too!
Book Buzz, August 2010
Young sports fans will welcome this series’ offerings covering major basketball, football, and baseball teams. Each book begins with an introduction to the team, some history, and information on the team today. The venue in which the team plays is described with many statistics. The team’s uniforms, and the changes these have had over the years, as well as an introduction to the parts of the uniform specific to each sport, are covered. The books give vital statistics on pioneers and super stars of each team. Unfamiliar words related to the sport are typed in bold and explained in either the glossary, or in a separate section of “other words to know.” A section of “Fun Facts” offers supplemental information, such as Joe DiMaggio marrying Marilyn Monroe or David Robinson growing nine inches during his time at the Naval Academy. Records are listed, and a list of places to visit, as well as books, Web sites, and a map showing the birthplaces of the players, make these books useful for the browsing fan or the student doing a report on a favorite team. The tone is consistently positive, and controversy related to the team is kept out of the discussions. This series is valuable for the youngest sports fans. Timeline. Index. Recommended.
Library Media Connection, 2006