Saturday, March 9, 2013

Kid Konnection: Goodnight Baseball


Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you a new picture book that celebrates baseball!

Summary: A sweet, nostalgic goodnight to the thrill of a baseball game. This hardcover edition is produced in reinforced library binding and in partership with Sports Illustrated KIDS. -- Capstone

GOODNIGHT BASEBALL by Michael Dahl and illustrated by Christina Forshay is a terrific book! This cute picture book features a young boy's day at a baseball game and his eventual return home to his bed.

I am certain that Booking Son would have loved this book a few years ago; however, he is now past the ideal age for this book. The it's actually pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade; and I definitely think it leans towards the younger side of the age range. There are only a few words of rhyming text per page and it's a very quick read so even little ones will be able to sit still for the entire story.

I am a pretty big baseball fan so I was naturally drawn to this adorable book. It highlights much of the action of a ballgame including players, snacks, cheering fans and home runs. After a fun-filled day at the ballpark, the little boy and his father take time to say goodbye to all of the sights and sounds of the day. The father then drives the sleepy child and puts him to bed. It's very sweet and perfect for reading before bedtime!

I would be remiss if I didn't mention how absolutely wonderful the illustrations are. Each page has detailed drawings of the ballpark and I thought they were extremely fun and colorful. I can see children of all ages exploring the pictures and discovering new things each time they read the book.

GOODNIGHT BASEBALL is a cute book for the little baseball fan in your life. Highly recommended!

If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too! 

7 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love the "Goodnight" series of books. I can't wait to see this one as well.

My entry today is a young adult book, Seraphina. It looks like it is about dragons, and ordinarily I would totally avoid such a book, but thank heavens I listened to all the gushers. Now I add my own gushing!

Beth F said...

I like the cover art so I can imagine how cute the book is.

bermudaonion said...

Vance would have loved this one for sure!

Laura Fabiani said...

I love goodnight children's books. They are the perfect books to end the day on a positive and secure way for a child.

Karlie said...

Noah would adore this book!

Carol said...

This one looks too cute!

Journey2Goal said...

I adore this book and read it to my son often!