My son and I received the new Pro Files: Baseball (Sports Illustrated) for review on my dad blog. The 96-page hardcover book targets children ages eight to twelve. My oldest son isn’t into baseball, but he still loves this book. He doesn’t follow baseball and doesn’t know any of the players in the book, so I’m not sure why he likes the book. However, he did mention the favorite cartoon characters of the players in the book. That’s right, Pro Files: Baseball lists inside information like favorite car, movies, actor, food, cartoon character, video game, etc. Pro Files: Baseball is available now with a list price of $17.95, but you can currently purchase it on Amazon for $13.46.
I received a copy of Sports Illustrated Kids 1st and 10: Top 10 Lists of Everything in Football for review on my dad blog. As you can tell from the title, it’s a book full of top ten football lists. It only covers pro football, not college football. We don’t have a NFL team in Portland so I’m more of a college football fan. However, even though I prefer college football, I did find the 1st and 10 book interesting. Actually, the book is intended for children age nine to twelve. I think this book will appeal to football fans, children of football nuts and kids that are into football. I’m not a football nut and my son isn’t really into football. But my son did like the book. He enjoyed glancing at the top ten lists and love the photos. Sports Illustrated Kids 1st and 10 will be available on October 25, 2011. The 96-page hardcover book is priced at $19.95, but you can get it on Amazon for $13.46.
Sports Illustrated Kids sent me a copy of 3D Sports Blast for review. As you can probably tell from the title, it’s a 3D book. It’s pretty neat and my kids love the book — especially my oldest son (age seven). He’s not even into sports. Actually, none of my kids are into sports and they don’t like to watch games with me on TV. But because the book is in 3D, the kids are suddenly sports fans. They love the eye-popping 3D effects of the book.