Overtime Website Look Inside They can block. They can pass. They cansing? The Chicago Bears not only play football, but also made the NFLs first rap video to The Super Bowl Shuffle, which was later nominated for a Grammy Award. The Chicago Bears by Mark Stewart offers young fans a look into one of the most musically talented teams in the NFL while including fun facts, team spotlights such as Brian Urlacher and Walter Payton, and pictures of Bears memorabilia. Have a young fan who likes to argue sports? Dont miss the Great Debates section where readers get insight into some of the greatest debates surrounding the Bears 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.
Football fans should enjoy learning about the Chicago Bears. A timeline, fun facts, quotations, and record holders are included as well as stories about past and current players. Stories about the history of the team include the relationship between Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo featured in the movie "Brian's Song." In addition to a glossary, two pages describe football plays such as the squib kick, sweep, draw, and blitz.
Book Buzz, December 2009
The Team Spirit series covers all the teams in the three major professional sports leagues—baseball, football, and basketball. Each book follows the exact same format, and the large print, colorful pictures, maps, time lines, and quotes make for an easy read and offer an eye-catching layout. Fans of the teams will not find much new information as the series is more of a basic introduction. Those with little knowledge of the sport or of the specific team would be well served to peruse these titles. Although most books provide a nice and simple introduction, some material is left out or forgotten. Several Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl titles were not listed on the time line of important team events. Most middle school sports fans will enjoy the series, but even some of these students might find the reading and material too simplistic. The series could also be useful for ESL students or teachers looking for low level/high interest nonfiction.
VOYA, October 2007