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THE SUPER SLUGGERS: SLUMPBUSTER

Author: Kevin Markey

Illustrator: Royce Fitzgerald

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, ©2009

Material: hard cover

Summary: Eleven-year-old Banjo H. Bishbash is a phenomenal hitter for the Rambletown Rounders Little League team. His teammates call him “The Great Walloper” because of his prowess with a baseball bat. Things were going well when, out of the blue, The Great Walloper fell into a serious batting slump. The Rounders had expected to win the championship this season but without Walloper’s bat the team’s chances were very bleak. Can the Rounders find a way to bring a championship home to Rambletown? This is a first-person story about baseball, friendship, and self esteem.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, independent reading, elementary reader, read aloud book, reluctant reader

Recommended Age: read together: 7 to 10; read yourself: 8 to 12

Interest Level: 8 and up

Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.

Adult Reader Reaction: This book is a fun read, especially for boys and girls who play little league baseball. Readers will get a lot of belly laughs from the crazy stuff that “The Great Walloper” and his teammates try to get out of his batting slump.

Pros: Humor, realistic events, and solid characters combine in this baseball story fans will enjoy.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is a fun read for anyone who has played little league baseball. The plot and characters are exaggerated a bit but that’s what makes them believable and funny. The book is worthwhile and enjoyable and would make a great birthday or Christmas gift to a little league player you know.

If You Liked This Book, Try: ABNER DOUBLEDAY; BOY BASEBALL PIONEER (Young Patriot Series)   DODGER AND ME   JIM AND ME

Literary Categories: Fiction - sports, series book

Date(s) Reviewed: June 2009

Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com.




                 

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