J Is for Jump Shot: A Basketball Alphabet
From the first jump ball and its humble beginnings at a YMCAwith a couple of peach baskets, to the final buzzer and the glam ofan NBA slam, ... Show synopsis From the first jump ball and its humble beginnings at a YMCAwith a couple of peach baskets, to the final buzzer and the glam ofan NBA slam, basketball bounces onto your bookshelves with J isFor Jump Shot. As with the other Sleeping Bear sports titles (7 titlesand over 400,000 in print) it is the perfect introduction to thegame. Whether reluctant or voracious, readers will be entertainedas they learn the rules, fundamentals, famous players and plays. Young fans and old will find nothing but net with Mark Braught'sdynamic illustrations as their many questions are answered --What was the role of Dr. James Naismith in developing the game?Why do referees sometimes place their palm on their head?And who scored more points than any other NBA player? Mike Ulmer has written several books for SleepingBear Press including H is for Horse: An EquestrianAlphabet. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario. Mark Braught illustrated last fall's Sleeping BearSport title T is for Touchdown: A FootballAlphabet. He lives outside Atlanta, Georgia.