Daily Archives: February 6, 2013

Honus and Me

by Dan Gutman
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars

Category: Of Interest to Boys

Personal Evaluation: Hooray, time travel! I admit, I don’t know much baseball history or trivia, but I can see how people would, especially after reading this series. Gutman really makes the real historical figures come to life, and I found myself actually caring why the Honus Wagner card was valuable, and how to pronounce his name.

What might interest children: I know about this series because of a third-grader I had a few years ago. He was what you might call a reluctant reader, but not because he had any trouble reading, he just wasn’t interested. But this series captured his attention and kept him busy for a while, because he’s interested in sports. Kids who are interested in sports history and trivia will also like these books.