________________ CM . . . . Volume VIII Number 9 . . . . January 4, 2002

cover Football in Action. (Sports in Action).

John Crossingham.
St. Catharines, ON: Crabtree, 2001.
32 pp., pbk. & cl., $7.95 (pbk.), $22.95 (cl.).
ISBN 0-7787-0178-6 (pbk.), ISBN 0-7787-0166-2 (cl.).

Subject Heading:
Football-Juvenile literature.

Grades 3-4 / Ages 8-9.

Review by Harriet Zaidman.

**** /4

exerpt:

Rather than risk losing the ball at its present position, a team on a fourth down can choose to kick the ball. If the team is close enough to the goal posts, it may kick a field goal, which is worth three points. To score a field goal, the kicker kicks the ball between the other team's goal posts. The team may also punt, or kick the ball toward the other team's end zone. For more on field goals and punting, see p. 26.

This book is part of the "Sports in Action" series created by Bobbie Kalman. Other books in this series describe the martial arts, figure skating, horseback riding and golf. Like the other books (see CM Volume VII, No. 18), this book has a table of contents with clear chapter titles that follow the progression of the game, as well as a glossary and index at the end of the book. The information is presented in two page chapters that are precise and clearly written at age level. Tips are included, and safety is a emphasized.

     The chapters are clearly divided into sub-sections. Portions are highlighted in shaded boxes. Accurate drawings and photographs illustrate the moves and rules of the game. Children who are eager to learn how to play football will find this book very helpful and encouraging; however, Canadian children will be disappointed to find that Football in Action only discusses the American rules for football as the opening excerpt reveals. With this "national" reservation noted, the book is...

Highly Recommended

Harriet Zaidman is a teacher librarian in Winnipeg, MB.

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The Manitoba Library Association
ISSN 1201-9364

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