Friday, February 10, 2012

Perfect Picture Book Friday: Dino-Baseball

Welcome to Perfect Picture Book Friday! I hope this post will be a help to those who love picture books and want to share them with their own children or those they teach.


DINO-BASEBALL
Written by: Lisa Wheeler and Illustrated by: Barry Gott

Carolrhoda Books 2010
Fiction for ages 5 and up

Themes: sports, team play, books for boys

Opening and brief synopsis:
Jurassic Park … a perfect day.
Dino-Baseball’s under way!

The Green Sox are playing the Rib-Eye Reds in a tight and exciting baseball game.

Why I like this book:
Dino-Baseball is part of Lisa’s dino sports series including soccer, basketball, hockey and soon to come out - football. Our family is all about baseball, so I automatically love it! The rhyme is so precise and flows through the game. It is even easy to read the dinosaur names, especially since many of them are abbreviated as nicknames. The illustrations are very colorful, cool and full of action. My son loves these books, and can’t wait for the football book.

Resources:
A book trailer can be found on Lisa’s site; other activities would include playing baseball in the backyard or going to a baseball game as a family.

Perfect Picture Book Friday is a wonderful idea started by Susanna Leonard Hill.  For other “Just Right” books, visit her blog.