Bonaparte Plays Ball – by Margery Cuyler, illustrated by Will Terry

    Bonaparte Plays Ball – by Margery Cuyler, illustrated by Will Terry, Crown Books for Young Readers, 9781984830470(hc), 978198483049 (ebook), 2020

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

Genre:  Picture book

What did you like about the book? A follow up to the successful book Bonaparte Falls Apart, this latest adventure finds the spunky skeleton Bonaparte playing with his team in the Weird Series. The competition is fierce as they faceoff against the Mighty Aliens. Bonaparte and his team must rise to the occasion to earn the win. It’s a joy to read aloud as the writing is perfectly set up to read play-by-play in an announcer’s voice. The illustrations are textured and nuanced and offer a wonderful backdrop to a fun story that teaches kids to persevere.

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  Sports fans, in particular baseball fanatics, will love this jaunty and suspenseful story.

Who should buy this book? Elementary and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ? Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? Yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Linda Broderick, Lincoln Street Elementary School, Northboro, MA

Date of review: 3/23/2020

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