Having just watched a whole lot of the Olympics, we had a lot of questions about many of the events and athletes. With kids active in multiple sports, including some that were part of the Olympics, Sports Illustrated Kids Big Book of Why came along at the perfect time. Filled with more than 500 facts kids (and parents) want to know, Big Book of Why answers questions kids often wonder (why do bats splinter?), and many they (and you) probably never even thought about (why are NFL games played on Sunday?).
Big Book of Why is grouped into 4 chapters, such as “Big League Questions” and “MVP Questions,” with increasing levels of difficulty. Each chapter contains in-depth explanations on the science, history and origin of sports, with photos and illustrations that help make the information easy to digest, and ends with a quiz intended for kids to take what they’ve learned and challenge their parents to see how much sports knowledge they contain.
While football and baseball are the sports most represented in the book, other less popular sports such as bowling, skiing, badminton and even archery are included. Sports Illustrated Kids Big Book of Why is perfect for the sports nut in your life who always has you running to Google to find out the answers to those obscure sports questions.
Nancy already knew quite a bit of sports trivia, but was interested to learn quite a bit more. She blogs at Life With My Boys and Books.