Bats at the Ballgame
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Bats at the Ballgame is a feel-good story that celebrates baseball, told through a community of bats who organize their own version at night. Excellent for budding sports fans.
What's the story?
The ups and downs of the classic American pastime of baseball get a fresh twist in a story about bats who play the game at night after the humans have gone home. They add a history, approach, and fun all their own.
Is it any good?
BATS AT THE BALLGAME gives baseball a nocturnal injection of fun when told through an unconventional perspective. "Mothdogs" and "Cricket Jack" instead of hot dogs and Cracker Jack are good for a giggle, and the vivid, old-timey acrylic illustrations and rhyming prose here evoke the sport's long history as an American favorite but reintroduce it with a silliness and imaginative flair that will make it seem fresh for young readers and budding fans of the sport.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about team sports. What's your favorite sport to watch? What's your favorite to play? Why?
What do the bats do differently from humans when they play baseball? Do they make it seem like more fun?
What would it be like if bats played other sports, such as football or soccer?
|Topics:||Magic and fantasy, Sports and martial arts, Adventures, Wild animals|
|Publisher:||HMH Books for Young Readers|
|Publication date:||September 6, 2010|
|Number of pages:||32|
|Publisher's recommended age(s):||4 - 8|
|Available on:||Nook, Audiobook (unabridged), Audiobook (abridged), Hardback, iBooks, Kindle|