The Big Book of Who: Football



SIK Big Book of Who Football

Do you have a big time football fan in your home? My husband lives, breathes, eats, sleeps and drinks football. Where as children countdown to Christmas day, my husband counts down to the start of pre-season. As of this moment in time (July 6, 2013), pre-season starts in less than a month (August 4, 2013).

If you have a child who is into football, or perhaps might be interested in learning more about football, I have the perfect book for you to consider – The Big Book of Who: Football.

Here is the official release for the book.

Need a dose of football during the off season? TIME Home Entertainment and Sports Illustrated Kids commemorate the brightest stars in football’s past and present with the new book: The Big Book of Who: Football, a guide to the 101 players that every young fan needs to know. The Big Book of Who: Football (Sports Illustrated Kids books, $17.95 USD) goes on sale June 11, 2013 and will be available at SIKikids.com/WhoFootball and at retailers nationwide.

The second book in the series, this 128-page, full color collection of football profiles, facts and stats will bring the best players in professional football history to life.

Young sports fans will return to again and again to The Big Book of Who: Football as an encyclopedia football resource with the classic touches that Sports Illustrated Kids is famous for— informative age-appropriate writing and world-class action photography.

Featuring gridiron greats like Dan Marino and Emmitt Smith, as well as current players such as Tom Brady, Cam Newton and Ray Lewis, The Big Book of Who: Football highlights football’s greatest:

  • Champions: The players who achieved football’s ultimate prize, many of them more than once.
  • Personalities: Men who are known for more than just the way they play the game on the field.
  • Record Breakers: Players whose feats set the standards by which future accomplishments are measured.
  • Super Scorers: Their specialty is putting the ball either through the uprights, or into the end zone.
  • Yardage Kings: The players who have excelled at moving their teams up and down the field.

The Editorial Director of Sports Illustrated Kids said they wrote the book in hopes of inspiring kids to learn more about the game and the icons who made the sport so great. Football, as you know it, is a big part of our culture and a way of life for some people, like my dear hubby.

Check out some of the pages you can find within this cool book.




I had my husband read the book for me. After all, this is his area of expertise.

The very first thing he told me about the book is that he loves how each topic/subject is just one page. He found it very easy to read and there was enough information on each page to give readers a good, general idea about who holds certain records and about the players.

From a dad point of view he said that this book was clearly written with kids in mind. Kids don’t often have the patience or attention spans to read a lot of facts and figures. The book is written in such a way that a child can get an understanding of a specific record and/or player in as little as one page. Because of this I feel that it’s a great book for our son to read. He’s what is known as a “reluctant reader” and a book like this is something that I know would keep his attention long enough. Plus he can open the book up to any page and read about a player or record. It’s not the type of book you have to read page by page to understand it.

I love the great photographs which I’ve come to expect with Sports Illustrated Kids and Time.

It was fun to quiz my husband to see if he knew which players held what records. He knew a lot of them which I am pretty impressed about. 🙂

It was nice to read about Emmitt Smith too. He’s a family favorite. We’re Cowboys fans (my son is named after them). Our neighbor is too and he named his dog Emmitt after Emmitt Smith. I think he should have named him Emmutt. LOL!

Look for the Big Book of Who: Football where ever books are sold.



*I received a free copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. Sherrie C. says:

    My hubby doesn’t care much for sports and I’m not a fan either but our youngest son really LOVES Football and never misses a game on TV. He is a big fan of the New Orleans Saints and would absolutely love this book.

  2. Sarah L says:

    Any book that will get a kid reading is a good book. My friend’s grandson would like this.

  3. I have the feeling that my three boys would love this book, it sounds like a book for all sports-loving kids.
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  4. Robin Wilson says:

    My son loved Sports Illustrated for Kids as he was going through his early teens. He couldn’t get enough of it. This is just the kind of book he would have devoured. Great gift idea!

  5. OMG – I *have* to get this for my husband. He will go crazy!!!
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  6. My son would love this book