Gr 1-4--By organizing sports by the equipment used, Salzmann has developed a distinguished series about comparisons. Clear, colorful photographs provide excellent picture clues for the simple vocabulary, which not only labels the gear, but also relates a kernel of information about its use. At times she states what might be obvious to sports fans, e.g., "Baseball players wear gloves," or "players use bats to hit balls." However, Salzmann often contributes appropriate information for this age group with an economy of words, such as "Ice hockey goalies wear two different gloves." Each book concludes with a page of fun facts and a quiz. This set could be useful for beginning readers or as a conversation starter on similarities and differences for older ESL sports fans.[Page 57]. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.