From the Big Picture Sports series, this colorful volume portrays the Green Bay Packers as a winning team in every way. Burgess takes a quick look at the team’s proud history, famous stadium, and outstanding players, as well as their current uniforms and loyal fans. Midway through the book are two playful double page features, a spot-the-differences photo quiz and a brief true-or-false quiz. The well-chosen illustrations include many photos of players (past and present), a picture of Lambeau Field during a game, a shot of “cheeseheads” in the stands, and digital U.S. and world maps indicating the team’s hometown and several players’ birth places. Clearly written and well designed to introduce primary-grade sports fans to the team, this attractive volume may also appeal somewhat to older kids.
Booklist, October 2016