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Children's LiteratureThe "Ready-to-Read" series is divided into levels so that children who are at all reading levels will be able to read books and enjoy them. This book is a Level Two book, designed for children who are starting to read on their own and are ready for larger word challenges. The pictures do a great job of illustrating this story of Babe Ruth. Unfortunately, this book does not clearly teach children about moral values, especially since many young children consider Babe Ruth an idol. The story states that Babe hits a baseball through a window, and then runs away; he steals money from his fathers salon to buy ice cream for his friends and then runs away from his parents when his father is going to punish him for stealing the money. A sentence was included that said, "Sometimes good boys do bad things." With parental guidance, the story could be of value, but without that guidance, this story lacks in moral teaching. The end of the book contains a timetable of Babe Ruth's life. 2004, Aladdin/Simon & Schuster, Ages 5 to 7.