School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 4-8-An oversized series entry with an abundance of high-quality, full-color photos and some solid information. Mullin introduces the history of the sport and explains the rules. Both boys and girls are shown in posed pictures using modern equipment as they demonstate basic skills of passing, dribbling, and shooting. Special team tactics such as a screen play, rebounding, and the fast break are explained. This title complements George Sullivan's All about Basketball (Putnam, 1991).-Blair Christolon, Prince William Library, Manassas, VA
Carolyn PhelanWith eye-catching photos of players, basketballs, and hoops silhouetted against the white pages, this book offers a visually appealing analysis of how to play the game. After a cursory history of basketball and a brief rundown of the basic rules, officials, and equipment comes the main part of the book: a series of two-page or four-page sections featuring topics such as dribbling, driving to score, passing, shooting, rebounding, and screening. Clearly delineated figures of players (teenage boys and girls) illustrate each point, with the photos' captions and labels as important as the more general text in explaining what to do and why and how to do it. Sure to be a popular choice for young basketball players.
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