Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by A Wrung Sponge.
For Nonfiction Monday -- "ABC's of Baseball" by Peter Golenbock with pictures by Dan Andreasen.
Golenbock provides young fans and players with a delightful collection of baseball jargon -- hot corner, southpaw, around the horn, fielder's choice paired with experiences from America's favorite pastime. Organized alphabetically, the multiple words and phrases for each letter are defined in short clear sentences to explain the job of a pinch hitter, how and why a player's number is retired, and give readers a sense of "joy: what you feel watching the game."
An additional section at the end of the book includes topics such as statistics, teams, and awards.
Andreasen’s illustrations capture the action while creating a happy, nostalgic feel through the inclusion of such favorites as baseball cards and Cracker Jack.