Fun for the Family: Yankee Coloring Book a Smashing Good Time

Hot Stove New YorkSenior Writer IJune 29, 2009

NEW YORK - JUNE 28: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees adjusts his cap prior to playing against the New York Mets on June 28, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

When I was a little kid, coloring books were still really popular. Nowadays, with the spread of the Internet and new forms of electronic entertainment, it seems like books are taking a real hit. Sad to think that, 20 years ago, a nice new book could be someones prized possession for the week, month, or year it takes to complete. In today’s society, kids are using the Internet before they can even understand many of the words on the screen.

Every once in a while though, something comes along that brings us back to that stinky paper smell that we love. In 1997 it was Harry Potter, and in 2003 it was The Da Vinci Code. Well, another six years have gone by, and there’s a new must read on the shelves; The New York Yankees Coloring & Activity Book by Peg Connery-Boyd and Brendan Fitzgerald.

It is the new feel good book of the year. Talk about a crowning achievement for children’s literature. This is the best coloring book I have ever seen. The crossword puzzles are fun and challenging, and there are awesome mini-games like "You Make the Call," “Yankees Nicknames Challenge,” and the “International Game.” It provides hours of fun and challenge for sports fans of all ages. I found myself wishing I still had the 120 pack of Crayola Crayons, because some major coloring action was about to go down.

Peg, Brandon, and the people at Hawk’s Nest Publishing have hit a Grand Slam with this book. My little brother is a huge baseball fan and he absolutely loves it. Go out and get a copy today, it’s a blast.