Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What is America's Most Beloved Ballpark?

Pop Quiz time!

  1. What is America's Most Beloved Ballpark?
  2. Where do you go to see the 'Green Monster'?
  3. Which major league baseball park boasts of 713+ consecutive sellout games?

Know the answer?

Fenway Park, of course! Home of the Red Soxs! The oldest major league baseball park still in use today.

If you are a Red Sox fan you need to buy a copy of F is for Fenway!! Yes, NEED.

F is for Fenway is an alphabet book for kids, grown-ups, and baseball lovers everywhere. Each letter of the alphabet begins a short rhyme about a special Fenway feature.

Also included on each page is a sidebar with additional facts related to the rhyme and colorful, engaging illustrations.

Here's one of my favorite pages:

Just above this image the text says,

G is for Green Monster

The Monster challenges right-handed hitters,
and gives the pitching staff the jitters.
You never know where the ball may fall
when you are up against the wall.

We received this book several weeks ago and my oldest son (9 yrs) POURED over it. He read all of the side bar facts. He studied the pictures. He basically memorized the book.

And then last Thursday, Will and my husband went to Fenway Park.

Will with the Green Monster. ***

Does that look familiar?!

I LOVE it when books come to life. LOVE. IT.

My husband said Will peppered him with Fenway Facts all night. Like spotting the red seat in a sea of green seats where Ted Williams hit the longest home run in Fenway history. Or how they got off the Green Line at Kenmore Square, just like in the book.

If you have a Red Sox fan in your life, F is for Fenway would make a great birthday, Christmas, anniversary, Father's Day, or 'just because' present. I HIGHLY recommend you pick one up today!

Are you a Red Sox fan? Have you visited Fenway Park?

*** You can see more pictures of Will and Joel at Fenway on my Stephanie Kay (Stephanie's Mommy Brain) Facebook page.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of F is for Fenway to aid my review. The opinions and statements are all mine.

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Mama Luvs Books said...

LOVE these books! I have not read this one!! Looks like I need to get it. Thanks for the review!

Amy said...

Special year as this is Fenway's 100th anniversary...makes this book even more special to purchase now in my opinion!

Stephanie said...

Fenway's 100th anniversary DEFINITELY makes it a special book to own and season to visit in person!

Carrie said...

:D When you were talking about Fenway on Facebook I had NO idea what you were talking about. Clearly my priorities are just all messed up! ;D

Well, now I know . . .

Stephanie said...

Carrie, your priorities are WAY off if you didn't know what Fenway was!! But I'll excuse you since you do live on the other coast. I suppose it's understandable that you MIGHT not know about Fenway. ;)

Sarah {Soxys Diamond} said...

This book looks adorable. I have many, many books about Fenway and have been to 100's of games there. In the words of the late, great Carl Beane it's "America's Most Beloved Ballpark!"

Melissa @ Filling Our Bucket said...

We'll have to add this book to my son's Red Sox collection!

Audrey Mcclelland said...

I have to get this! My sons LOVE baseball and the Red Sox!! Thanks for sharing this!!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

I love these books. THese would be great for my family! We are huge baseball fans although we are Yankee fans- Don't kill us:)

Stephanie said...

Melissa, Yankees fans?! I wonder if there is a similar book for the Yankees? I think this one was in honor of the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park. I know that Sleeping Bear Press has a general baseball book - H is for Home Run. I bought H is for Home Run 3 years ago when my boys started playing baseball. It's also really fun!!

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