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My First Book of Football: A Rookie Book


I’ll admit: I’ve probably been to more football games than your average fan. BUT, I hardly understand the game! Truth be told, I was a BANDIE and traveled all around the PA tri state area performing at high school, college, and professional games. Ask me if I knew anything other than Touchdown?

I didn’t. I knew touchdown cuz that was when the band played the Fight Song!

I figured now is the time to learn football.  How hard could it be?

My First Book of Football: A Rookie Book

You can imagine how excited I was when this little guy arrived in the mail. A football book for rookies!

I was so IN!

Also? I was deep in the middle of Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon and I need a light, quick, easy read! This book broke it down to me gently.

  • 11 players on a team (odd number but whatever)
  • end zone (mkay)
  • Tackle, huddle, coin toss (I already knew that)
  • downs and yards (starting to get tricky)
  • First down (what???)
  • Field Goal (kinda like a touchdown but without all the dancing)
  • HALFTIME!!! Bring out the marching bands!!!

So anyway, you get my point. They get to the basics that even a non football person like me could understand. The photos and the comments are adorable and perfect for your little rookie football player.

PUT ME IN COACH, I’M READY TO PLAY!!

 

 

 

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Blogging from A to Z Challenge Books

I Heart Band #AtoZ Challenge

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Hey there all you alphabet lovers! Today is dedicated to the letter I. The book I’d like to share with you is I <3 Band. That sideways stuff is supposed to be a heart, y’all! Anyway, there is a series for all of us former and forever band geeks!

IHEARTBAND

 

FINALLY a series for us! Here’s what the series is about:

Holly Mead’s first day of seventh grade isn’t going as planned. Her brother ruins her carefully chosen outfit, she’s almost late, and her new band director has some surprisingly strict rules. Worst of all, it seems like her best friend, Julia, has replaced her with Natasha, the pretty, smart, new French horn player! Holly is determined to get first chair, but Natasha is turning out to be some pretty stiff competition—and not just in band. Band might be a competition, but friendship isn’t—and Holly needs to figure it out before she loses Julia for good.

Sounds just like middle school, doesn’t it?  So, if you have a little bandie at home, get this series for them, surely there is something they can relate to!

I bet you’re wondering if I’m going to share a pic of me as a former band geek, aren’t you?

Well…..

I’m not.

Just kidding.

Here I am

Pam Band Geek

circa 1980 something. After a parade.  Can you tell I’m saying “Hurry up and take the picture already!”?

Confession time: where you a bandie? What did you play?