August 5, 2013

Book Review: Crazy About Basketball

Crazy About Basketball is a children’s book that teaches all about the game.  From the history to how you play, everything is a poem about the sport!  I love these books that are completely done in rhyme because I can’t make anything rhyme (at least not intentionally!) and I find it fascinating that people can write entire books of poetry.  The illustrations that accompany the book are also great and I think this is a great book to teach your child more about basketball!

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book


The footsteps pound / the shoes all squeak / the crowd is loud / the floorboard creak / but still we can hear it–that smallest sound– / the one that’s high above the ground / the most important noise of all / that swishing of the basketball!

This new collection of more than 40 poems by Loris Lesynski captures the joys, thrills, and challenges of one of the most popular sports in the schoolyard today. Crazy About Basketball!is full of energy and humor, and is sure to appeal to anyone who has ever played the sport.

Wonderfully ridiculous artwork and catchy, rhythmic poems highlight both the silly and serious side of the sport, with emphasis on training, tactics, and teamwork, but most of all, on having fun. This is a perfect complement to Lesynski and Rasmussen’s previous collaboration, Crazy About Soccer!


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