Review: Baseball Animals by Christopher Jordan

Baseball Animals

5/5 stars! Perfect for my 5 year-old grandson. The Chicago Cubs were named to reflect youth & playfulness of their players, as well as the incredible strength of the black bear.

Amazon Snippet

In these Major League Baseball licensed books, children are introduced to exciting early concepts through two engaging titles that teach young readers about opposites and introduce them to various animals unique to the world of professional baseball. Children and parents alike will enjoy these fully illustrated and licensed books that celebrate the exciting world of baseball with MLB players, team logos, and more.

In MLB Animals, children will learn about the various animals specific to professional baseball and discover why each team selected the particular animal when naming their club.


Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Major League Baseball: First Base Books
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: FENN-TUNDRA (February 11, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 177049474X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1770494749

My Review


I love how the book is nicely organized with an educational description of each animal and then asking the children to guess which animal is associated with a particular professional baseball team. When you turn the page over, you'll see a pro ballplayer in uniform with an explanation of why their team is named the Baltimore Orioles, for example. My grandson who is 5 years old loved seeing the majestic bald eagle and learning about the marlin. Naturally, he was fascinated by the diamondback rattler and his love for the sport of baseball has grown more because of his connection with baseball animals. We love the book because it's visual and so engaging. It's well written, keeps their attention and the illustrations are beautiful!

5/5 stars. Recommend!

 About The Author


CHRISTOPHER JORDAN is an avid sports fan. He has played competitive hockey, baseball, and football and even drove in a kart racing league. He coaches tyke hockey and little league baseball and is a published children's book author and father of three great kids who he is introducing to the exciting world of sports. He and his wife and their children live in Toronto, Canada.

Baseball Animals

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