Submitter: It’s actually not a *terrible* book. It’s a book that briefly covers dozens of sports, well, from A to Z. No deep information, also no alphabet recognition, it’s just a trivia sort of book. Not terrible, just not of wide interest either. It hasn’t checked out at my public library in some time, and with its 2000 publication date, it’s a candidate for weeding according to the CREW method. What makes it a definite for weeding was the back cover (pictured). Who on earth thought that was a good idea???
Holly: Sometimes I wonder about the publishing industry. The front cover is pretty cool, and would probably catch a child’s attention, but the back cover will just have them giggling in the stacks. (See below.) You can’t really even tell she’s on a climbing wall. If it’s the best you can do, it isn’t the worst thing out there, but I agree with Submitter that it has limited appeal.