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By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Slug makes the team in esteem-building baseball story.

Book Susan Pearson Sports 2013
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SLUGGER is an uplifting tale of an underdog who makes good. The outcome is a bit predictable, and the story has some holes. (Why does Ollie only have to bat and not field?) But the upbeat picture book's positive message to try hard and go after your dream despite all obstacles and physical limitations is a good one for underdogs everywhere. And David Slonim's watercolor-and-pencil illustrations of insect and slug characters are cute, funny, and loaded with personality.

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