Review: Ballpark

Posted on March 31, 2014

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Ballpark coverBallpark
Written by Eileen R. Meyer
Illustrated by Carlynn Whitt
Two Lions Publishing
March 2014
23 pages

In Ballpark, a boy and his grandpa experience the sights and sounds of a big league baseball game. Author Eileen Meyer describes their trip to the ballpark in rhyming verse. Even though there’s plenty of activity, there is no story here which makes it difficult for young readers to make an emotional connection. Carlynn Whitt’s colorful action scenes add much to this predictable adventure, but too many of them focus on the crowd and not enough on the players and the game itself. If you’re looking for a picture book that describes a baseball game, then this is for you. But if you’re looking for a good baseball story, keep looking. Ballpark is not a home run.

Copyright (c) 2014 by Peggy Tibbetts

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