T is for Touchdown: A Football Alphabet
by Brad Herzog
The sounds of autumn include the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot and the thump of the kickoff starting the first home football game. Sleeping Bear Press is proud to continue our bestselling sports series with Tis for Touchdown: A Football Alphabet. Sports writer Brad Herzog's easy-to-read-aloud rhymes engage even the youngest of readers, while hardcore fans can devour the detailed expository that covers the sport of the pigskin, from A-Z and end zone to end zone. Plays and players are just a few of the topics covered. Brad Herzog's first job as a newspaper sports reporter allowed him to travel with the Cornell University football team. He has been writing about the game ever since. A past Grand Gold Medal Award winner from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Brad has written more than a dozen fiction and nonfiction children's books. Brad lives on California's Monterey Peninsula. Mark Braught's sixteen years of professional experience has earned him prestigious awards from The American Advertising Federation (ADDY), Communications Art, the NYArt Directors Club, and the Society of Illustrators, to name a few. He lives in Commerce, Georgia. Touchdown is his third book with Sleeping Bear Press.
- Dewey: 796.331999999999
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585362332): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2005, 08/20/2004
- Paperback (9781585363377): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2007, 12/15/2006
- PDF (9781627531993): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Hosted ebook (9781627535236): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Subject: Language Arts
- Series: Sports Alphabet
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
- ATOS Reading Level: 6.6
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 82905
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet (JNF013010)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Football (JNF054050)
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Author: Brad Herzog
Chicago native Brad Herzog’s first published story was the tale of his brief stint as a big league bat boy. He has watched the Cubs play from the box seats, the bleachers, the press box, even the Wrigleyville rooftops. Among his numerous books for Sleeping Bear Press are baseball books—H is for Home Run, Full Count, Little Baseball, I Spy With My Little Eye Baseball, and W is for Wrigley: The Friendly Confines Alphabet. A multiple winner from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Brad has written dozens of other books about subjects ranging from soccer and small-town America to civil rights and saving the planet. He now lives on California’s Monterey Peninsula with his wife, but visits schools around the country as a guest author, inspiring students about the joys of reading and writing and the possibilities of imagination.
Illustrator: Mark Braught
In Mark Braught’s own words, “It has been a privilege to create image for many of the world’s top advertising agencies, corporations, design firms and publishers.” His artwork has earned awards from The American Advertising Federation (ADDY), Communication Arts, the NY Art Directors Club and included in the Society of Illustrators Annual Art Exhibition, among others. Mark enjoys his travels to schools, universities and libraries for presentations and workshops and lives in Commerce, Georgia with AnnaBelle, a white boxer, also known as the Pink Princess.