Brutus' Journey Through The Buckeye State by Aimee Aryal is the perfect gift for those Ohio State fans who have everything. Now's the time to buy it, with Ohio State number one in the rankings, and heading off to the BCS game. At $14.95, it's priced right for a present. You could also pick up Hello, Brutus, in which the Ohio State mascot tours the campus. It's the same price.
The book is part of a series, commercially produced by Mascot. Other books feature pro football teams, Major League baseball teams, and other college mascots. Some of the book packages even include stuffed mascots. These are great stocking stuffer gifts for the team fanatics. The books might be marketed as children's books, but they're definitely written with the fan in mind.
Justin Hilton illustrated Brutus' Journey Through The Buckeye State, and he portrays Brutus Buckeye at sites throughout Ohio. There's a very slight storyline. Aryal just takes Brutus throughout the state to major sites, such as Fountain Square in Cincinnati and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. Along the way, Brutus meets Ohio State fans everywhere.
Brutus' Journey Through The Buckeye State doesn't pretend to be anything more than a commercial venture to publicize Ohio State football, and relate a little about the state itself. However, it's a fun book. Ohio State fans throughout the country will appreciate it. Enough families are fans that Mascot Books even sells four packs of it on their website.
Considering that members of my family are already fighting over it, that's probably a good solution.