Description from GoodReads:
Think fast with A.J. and Andrea from My Weird School!
Did you know that the only sport that’s been played on the moon is golf? Did you know that an NFL quarterback once threw a touchdown pass to himself?!
Learn more weird-but-true sports facts with A.J. and Andrea from Dan Gutman’s bestselling My Weird School series. This all-new series of nonfiction books features hundreds of hysterical facts, plus lots of photos and illustrations.
Whether you’re a kid who wants to know more about sports or just someone who is curious why Major League Baseball umpires have to wear black underwear, this is the book for you!
With more than 10 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!
My thoughts on this book:
I know that some of you are saying "Aly this isn't a picture book." And you would be right. This isn't even the typical nonfiction that I feature on Wednesdays. My Weird School Fast Facts: Sports is not a picture book. However, it is a fact book and really, how many kids do you know that LOVE fact books? If you said "a lot" you would be right, and for kids who love Dan Gutman's Weird School books, then it will be an easy sell.
Professor A.J. introduces the book to readers with typical Gutman humor. There are thirteen chapters which includes a beginning and ending chapters and each sport gets it own chapter.
Readers bounce between alternate factoids shared by the two main characters, A.J. and Andrea.
And occasionally, A.J. throws in some humor and Andrea calls him on it.
In addition to Fast Facts: Sports, readers can also read about geography facts in Fast Facts: Geography (click on cover for link).
The good news for school librarians and teachers, is that this comes in both a librarian edition and paperback edition. Definitely a fun addition to a school or classroom library.
Don't forget to link up your nonfiction reviews: