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RALLY CAPS

Author: Stephen J Cutler and Jodi Cutler Del Dottore

Illustrator: Kathy Temean, cover

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Publisher: PublishAmerica,

Material: paperback

Summary: Jordan (10) loves baseball and everything about the game. When a flying bat breaks his nose, Jordan approach to the game changes. Now he's afraid to play ball. When he gets to summer baseball camp, he meets Luca, a fellow baseball fan from Italy who has been thrown a curve of his own: hearing loss. Life at camp isn't all baseball, and there are plenty of pranks and surprises. This chapter book blends a fictional story with a lot of baseball history.

Type of Reading: family reading, independent reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 6 to 12; read yourself: 9 to 12

Interest Level: 8 to 10

Reading Level: 5.8

Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Adult Reader Reaction: Baseball fans and sports campers will enjoy this sweet story of friendship and perseverance. As a Baltimore Orioles fan growing up, I particularly enjoyed all the historical references.

Pros: Rally Caps will take you around the horn in this story about two youth baseball players whose friendship helps them overcome personal challenges.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow, at least. Baseball lovers young and old will enjoy this story and it would make a nice gift.

If You Liked This Book, Try: THE SUPER SLUGGERS: SLUMPBUSTER   TWO WORLDS   ODD BALL: HILARIOUS, UNUSUAL AND BIZARRE BASEBALL MOMENTS

Notes: The author donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Fiction - sports, baseball, humor, special needs

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2015

Other Reviews: No Critics Reviews found at the time of this review. See reader feedback at barnesandnoble.com and amazon.com.




                 

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