Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Goodnight Baseball by Michael Dahl

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Goodnight Baseball
by Michael Dahl
illustrated by Christine Forshay
NetGalley from Capstone (Window Books)
Picture Book
March 2013

Book Jacket Summary
From the arrival at the stadium to the last goodnight, Goodnight Baseball is a sweet, nostalgic tale—told in gentle, fun rhyme—about the thrill of the game and a day at the ballpark. 

My Quick Thoughts
Part of the Sports Illustrated kids books line. This book is perfect for the budding baseball fan in your family. Describes what a typical fan might participate in finding their seats, eating, popcorn, and hot dogs, and maybe catching a ball. Red is everywhere in book because the teams colors are red and white and named the Rockets. I like that the kid prolongs their stay by saying goodnight to everything in the stadium, even the popcorn under the chairs. This is a cute book for the baseball lover in your family. It is simple story but sweet. Good for libraries and for those who like Goodnight Moon.

Book Pairings
Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies
Batter Up Wombat by Helen Lester
Roasted Peanuts by Tim Egan


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