Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Goodnight Baseball

With baseball season drawing close, this is the perfect book for young fans who are just beginning to understand the game, and for adults who love the classic Goodnight Moon. This book, written in rhyming verse, is charming and the perfect read to get young ones excited about upcoming games in the stadium or on the local ball field. Goodnight Baseball by Michael Dahl tells the story of a young boy who goes to a major league ball game with his dad and watches as the game unfolds and his team wins the game. The cartoonish pictures are adorable and because it is a Sports Illustrated Kids book, it has a feeling of authenticity for little guys. My favorite part of the book, however, is the ending in which the little boy says goodnight to all of his baseball paraphernalia as he rides home from the game: “Goodnight popcorn boxes under the stands. Goodnight mascot, and goodnight fans! Goodnight friends, goodnight cars…goodnight stadium under the stars!” It doesn’t get much cuter than this perfect bedtime story. Goodnight Baseball is definitely a home run!

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