By Nicki Clausen Grace and Jeff Grace
World Book recommends this book for the 3rd to 5th grade reading level. However, I would also recommend this book as a picture book read-aloud for younger football fans. Many of the pages contain full page photographs with a clear subject and action that tiny fans can recognize and talk about. Clear pictures of jerseys and/or helmets can help younger fans learn team identification. The book explains, in simple terms, concepts such as: “perfect season”, “leading the league in points” and “why the Redskins are the most valuable team”. The book also introduces new football vocabulary such as: “first down” and “opponents”. For younger fans, I would recommend reading the book yourself first, concentrating only on the pages with large pictures, and deciding whether to read all of the text for that page or just a sentence or two.