cover image My Baseball Book

My Baseball Book

DK Publishing, James Buckley, Jr.. DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), $7.99 (18pp) ISBN 978-0-7894-8508-3

A bevy of new titles arrives just in time for Opening Day. For youngest fans, My Baseball Book, featuring an oversize view of an official Major League Baseball on the cover, provides game basics in a board-book format. Tabbed pages, fanned along the curve of the baseball, enumerate each position. Photos of such stars as first baseman Mark McGwire and shortstop Derek Jeter plus diagrams of the field bring the diamond to life. My Animal Book, in a similar format, uses tabbed pages labeled ""scaly,"" ""spotted,"" and ""wrinkly"" to describe the animals pictured on each spread. ( Apr.)