Read for: Early Reader Challenge
Synopsis: "Learn the fascinating science behind baseball in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the science of fun stuff!
Did you know that every time you watch a baseball game, you are watching some great examples of physics in action? Why exactly does the amount of spin on a pitch determine how far a ball can be hit? And what’s the scientific reason that using pine tar on the bat makes it easier to grip? Learn all about the science behind America’s favorite pastime in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read!
A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like anatomy and history, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned!"
My Review: Munchkin has once again enjoyed another season of baseball. He also got to go to his first Minor League game as well, so of course he wanted to know more about the rules. This was a great book to read, it broke down not only how the game is played and why things are the way they are but also a bit of the science behind it, I had no idea so much science went into the design of the ball and even the stitching. This was a great book for a young reader and player to enjoy and gain a deeper understanding of the game they enjoy.
My Rating: I love these books and so does Munchkin. It is an advanced reader so Munchkin was happy to read it. We learned a lot in this book and it has made Munchkin more interested in the sport. We give it a rating of Three Paws and a Stump Wag.
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!