Meet the Cowboys

Meet the Cowboys

by Mike Kennedy, Mark Stewart
     
 

The Smart About Sports series is like training camp for young readers! In Meet the Cowboys, sports fans will learn all about the history and culture of the Dallas Cowboys football team. Each book in the Smart About Sports series is filled with facts, photos, and great records-plus souvenirs from the authors' own collections!

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The Smart About Sports series is like training camp for young readers! In Meet the Cowboys, sports fans will learn all about the history and culture of the Dallas Cowboys football team. Each book in the Smart About Sports series is filled with facts, photos, and great records-plus souvenirs from the authors' own collections!

Be Smart About Sports and read Meet the Cowboys.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Naomi Milliner
Meet the Cowboys is one of six football-centric, cookie-cutter books in the "Smart About Sports" series. The introductory chapter (each "chapter" being one page of text and one photograph) states that the Cowboys are called "America's Team." Does that mean the other teams belong to a different country? Or simply that the others are un-American? The next section includes the year the Cowboys joined the NFL and singles out two of its best all-time players. Next, we learn the size of their stadium, and that it boasts a huge video screen. The next two pages show eight cards from the authors' private stash and give a factoid or two about each player. Other features include a two-page picture spread inviting the reader to find three things starting with the letter C (hint: one includes the name of the team); and a section entitled "Brain Games." These games include a five-line poem (how that qualifies as a game is unclear), and two statements, only one of which is true. The next page treats us to a picture of the team's mascot and cheerleaders: "Fans also like to watch the Dallas Cheerleaders." For further stimulation, there are maps with numbers indicating the birth places of random players. The final pages include a record book and a list of football terms like yard and touchdown. It is tough to determine who this book would interest. Surely hard-core fans of any age know what a touchdown is, and the games and maps are an obvious, but unsuccessful, ploy to justify the "Smart about Sports" premise. A steal may be desirable in football, but at the book's price your cash is the thing being stolen. Reviewer: Naomi Milliner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599533957
Publisher:
Norwood House Press
Publication date:
08/01/2010
Series:
Smart about Sports Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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