Play Ball!by Jorge Posada, Robert Burleigh (With), Raul Colon (Illustrator)
Jorge loved the feel of the ball in his glove, the bat in his hand, and the game of baseball. Day and night he would play with his sister, his father, and his friends. At night he dreamed of baseball. When he and his mother visit New York and he sees Yankee Stadium for the first time, he knows there is only one way to get there: work hard and play ball.
Based on the childhood of New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, this is the story of a boy from Puerto Rico who grew up to be a champion.
- Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
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- 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.20(d)
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- 6 - 10 Years
Meet the Author
Jorge Posada is an all-star catcher for the New York Yankees, a position he has held since 2000. Laura Posada is an attorney, a certified personal trainer, and CEO of Laura Posada, LLC. The couple lives with their two children, Jorge Luis and Paulina, in Florida.
Robert Burleigh is the award-winning author of many books for children, including The Adventures of Mark Twain by Huckleberry Finn, illustrated by Barry Blitt; Night Flight, illustrated by Wendell Minor; and Black Whiteness, illustrated by Walter Lyon Krudop. His many other books include Hoops; Stealing Home; and Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep! He lives in Michigan.
Raúl Colón has illustrated several highly acclaimed picture books, including Draw!; the New York Times bestselling Angela and the Baby Jesus by Frank McCourt; Susanna Reich’s José! Born to Dance; and Jill Biden’s Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops. Mr. Colón lived in Puerto Rico as a young boy and now resides in New City, New York, with his family.
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I think Jorge's book is great for kids. I found it enjoyable and feel it also teaches children that if you work hard you can acheive your goals. Jorge to me is a role model for kids who takes pride in his work and gives 100%.
I think this is a great book for kids - not only is it enjoyable - but it also teaches kids how to work hard for what they want and how to persevere. I consider Jorge a role model for kids and a fabulous ballplayer and I am proud that he is a member of the New York Yankee's. I think the book 'Play Ball' is another of Jorge's great contributions to kids.
Great book for kids. It teaches children that their dreams can be a reality if they work hard and don't give up.
Good grief - this gonna bore the heck out of kids. Jorge needs to get over himself - nobody cares about dumbo's little league days. If you want your kid to like baseball, don't let them read this book.