I was provided a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own honest, personal feedback.
Sports Illustrated Kids Big Book of Who: ALL-STARS ($17.95, Ages 8 and up) features facts on and statistics for more than 100 of the world’s best athletes that every young sports fan wants to learn more about, including LeBron James, Derek Jeter, and Shaun White. The third title in the Sports Illustrated Kids Big Book Of series, Big Book of Who: ALL–STARS recounts the amazing achievements of these all-star athletes in a broad array of sports, including baseball, basketball, football, golf, hockey, racing, soccer, tennis, as well as Olympic and extreme sports. Readers will find statistics about all-stars and sports legends from Missy Franklin to Larry Bird, and Pelé to Cal Ripken, Jr. along with many, many more.
I’m pretty sure my 11 yr old would read the phone book if it was published by Sports Illustrated, but he wouldn’t learn a ton more sports related info that way. The boys loves all things sports including stats and stories or all kinds so he is eating this book up. But even the less enthusiastic sports fan can’t help but be inspired by these stories of the best of the best. To me, that’s the best part of sports, the hard work and dedication paying off! I think this is an easy enough read (less a few of the athletes names) for the suggested age and am sure any die hard fan would enjoy it.