Reviews for Peyton Manning : A Football Star Who Cares

Booklist Reviews 2011 September #1
Although this book's subtitles focuses on Manning's philanthropic efforts, it's pretty much a straight biography. That's not a bad thing, because fans will identify with the story of a young athlete who has to compete against the reputation of his father, a former quarterback, and his brothers' skills. The text traces Manning's athletic prowess from his playing days in elementary and high school, his successful college career, and, of course, his outstanding professional play, with Manning winning MVP four times. A final chapter does inform readers about Manning's charity, Peyback, and the work he did, personally, in his hometown of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. A large typeface, a striking design, and plenty of color photographs will entice readers, even reluctant ones. Stats, a glossary, and suggested resources for learning more complete this attractive package. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall
This series ostensibly highlights professional athletes' good works. The majority of each text is actually biographical information which, while not inaccurate, is nothing really new. Philanthropic work is usually touched upon at the end. Reluctant readers will appreciate the accessible writing style and sports photographs. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Sports Stars Who care titles: Kevin Garnett, LeBron James, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., David Wright, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady.] Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2003 Fall
These formulaic books provide adequate introductions to each athlete's professional career. The format, which includes repetitive black-and-white action shots, is dull, but the text captures game details. The adulatory books touch on controversial issues, but they tend to be glossed over. Directory, stats, websites. Ind. [Review covers these Sports Great Books titles: [cf2]Sports Great Allen Iverson, Sports Great Kurt Warner, Sports Great Sammy Sosa,[cf1] and [cf2]Sports Great Peyton Manning[cf1].] Copyright 2003 Horn Book Guide Reviews