Our Little League

Our Little League

by Chuck Solomon
     
 

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Just in time for opening day, here's a bright, breezy introduction to the world of organized baseball. Solomon's camera follows a Little League team, the Little Mets, through a Saturday practice and then the big game versus the Bombers. A simple text describing the action is illustrated with several pictures on each spread. Dozens of color photographs, taken by a Sports Illustrated photographer, are of exceptional quality. The book is a standout it's bound to make fans even of spectators. And its message is loud and clear; as the kids' supportive coach reminds them, ``The most important thing is to keep having fun.'' Shot after shot of enthusiastic Little Leaguers, all trying hard (some succeeding, some not), project the fun and energy of the game with the accuracy of a well-aimed pitch. Ages 4-7. (March)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3 Little leaguers will enjoy this brief description of a practice and game between two teams of very little leaguers. This is not a how-to or a histo ry; rather, it is a picture essay for young players who will probably get a kick out of seeing kids like themselves playing ball. Solomon's photos are crisp and clear, the colors brilliantly reproduced. It is the pictures that carry the book; the slight text is decidedly secondary, although most second graders should be able to read it by themselves. Dick meyer's Baseball Is for Me (Lerner, 1978), contains more information on how to play for youngsters looking for instruction. The only problem with Sol omon's book is the scarcity of minority children in the illustrations. One (pig- tailed) girl, one Oriental, and one black on two teams comes across more as to kenism than integration. Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Ran dolph, Mass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517567982
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
04/30/1988
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
40
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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