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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Kid Reviews: Dino-Baseball and Bats at the Ballgame

The classroom winner of September's Save Everything! (and the Picture Book) is Karla Bright's second grade class in Cobb County, Georgia. Congratulations, class!

They read Dino-Baseball, by Lisa Wheeler, ill. by Barry Gott, and Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies, and did a great job reviewing the books.

Here are some comments and drawings from their book reviews:

The kids are asked to tell something new that they learned. Mikey said that he never knew people (or dinosaurs) could be ejected from a game. Here is his colorful drawing of a T-Rex baseball player.

Audrey said that she learned about a grand slam and that the book made her feel "a little bit of happy." She drew a dinosaur at bat.

The students are asked if they wish anything were different in the book. Stephen provided a more general wish: "I wish I could kick up high." That's a good wish in any context. Here is his drawing of a very cool baseball glove:

The students also read Bats at the Ballgame. On the book review worksheet, they're asked how the characters lives are different from their own. Kya noted: "The characters life is different cause they sleep upside down." Max said it's "beckus they do games at night." And Jalen noted: "They have Cricket Jacks instead of Cracker Jacks." Here is his drawing of the bats playing ball:

And here is a cool drawing of the bats upside down by Angel:

Great book reviews, kids! You saved America's Favorite Pastime! (and the Picture Book.) A package of books and fun stuff is headed your way.

(Teachers, see the post below to learn how your students can write and draw reviews to win books.)

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