Look InsideOvertime Website Thanksgiving is known for three things: turkey, family, and football. Did you know the Detroit Lions have hosted a Thanksgiving Day football game since 1934? Thats over 70 years! The Detroit Lions by Mark Stewart offers young fans a look into one of the best defensive teams in the NFL while including fun facts, team spotlights such as Calvin Johnson and Bobby Layne, and pictures of Lions 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 Broncos 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.
This book covers every detail of the Detroit Lions, from the beginning of the team to the current roster. History games, biography on key players, fun facts, and quotes give more background information. Information is plentiful, but broken down enough for elementary school students to understand. Pictures and captions are clear and help add interest; vocabulary words are bold and italicized to help students recognize words that might be found in the glossary.
Richardson's Independent School District's Library Media Services Book Review Program, June 2010
Grade Level: 5-8. Any young sports fan would be very interested in this nonfiction book about the football team. It gives basic informaiton 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 Detroit Lion - with great pictures, too!
Book Buzz, August 2010