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Book cover Froggy Learns to Swim
Jonathan London (1995) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Frank Remkiewicz
Audience: Preschool, Primary (k-3rd grade)
Category: Humor, Read Aloud, Sports


"Bubble bubble toot toot, chicken, airplane, soldier"--what's this all about? It's Froggy learning to swim, you say? But I thought frogs already knew how to swim! Well, not this Froggy! Do you think his froggy Mommy can teach him to love the water? You'll just have to read Froggy Learns to Swim † to find out!

Reviewed by: Susan / Myers Park Library

Comments from Readers

Dick, age 10 from Nevada
this book is cool


Book cover Sheep Take a Hike
Nancy Shaw (1994) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Margot Apple
Audience: Preschool, Primary (k-3rd grade)
Category: Adventure, Humor, Sports
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


One warm, clear morning those famous sheep from Sheep in a Jeep, decide to go for a hike. They put their "compass, whistles, drinks, and snacks" in "packs upon their backs" and start along the trail. Inevitably, they get lost. "Trees and bushes soon grow thicker" and then the "sheep bicker". They panic, lose their way in the fog, and end up in a swamp! Their backs and packs and snacks get soggy and sloppy and gloppy. After being rescued by a friendly moose, they soon find something they left behind......Read and discover what this something is and how it leads them home. The combination of Shaw's rhyming text and Apple's colored pencil artwork make this a fun book for beginning readers as well as a great read-aloud for preschoolers.

Reviewed by: Jeanenne / Steele Creek Library
If you liked this book, you may also like: Sheep in a Jeep and Sheep in a Shop by Nancy Shaw

Book cover Stella and Roy
Ashley Wolff (1993) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Ashley Wolff
Audience: Toddlers, Preschool, Primary (k-3rd grade)
Category: Read Aloud, Sports
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Stella and Roy † is a remake of the classic story, "The Tortoise and the Hare". Stella, who has a 3-wheeler built for speed, is like the Hare. Roy is like the Tortoise and rides on a slow wooden coaster-bike. "Last one to the popcorn stand is a rotten egg" calls Stella as she speeds away from Roy. Eventually, like the tortoise, Roy wins the race and Daddy buys him a bag of popcorn. Read and see what Stella does when she finds Roy waiting for HER at the popcorn stand. Be sure to look closely at Wolff's detailed illustrations to find the original tortoise and hare watching over the race.

Reviewed by: Jeanenne / Steele Creek Library
Parental Notes

Book cover Here Comes the Strikeout
Leonard Kessler (1992) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by Leonard Kessler
Audience: Preschool, Primary (k-3rd grade)
Category: Realistic Fiction, Sports
(This book has outstanding illustrations)


Poor Bobby! This baseball season he has been at bat twenty times, and all twenty times he has struck out. When he steps up to the plate at games, the other teams tease and laugh at him. This really upsets Bobby and so he takes his motherís advice and asks his friend Willie to help him. Will Willie be able to teach Bobby how to become a good batter?

Reviewed by: Jeanenne / Steele Creek Library
If you liked this book, you may also like: Kick, Pass, and Run† by Leonard Kessler

Comments from Readers

Dustin, age 13 from Kentucky
I like this book because I strikeout everytime at bat.


Book cover Miss Nelson Has a Field Day
Harry Allard (1985) , under 40 pages
Illustrated by James Marshall
Audience: Preschool, Primary (k-3rd grade)
Category: Humor, Read Aloud, Sports


The Smedley Tornadoes are a horrible football team, and everyone at Horace B. Smedley School is down in the dumps. The big Thanksgiving game is coming soon, but how will the team get into shape? Then, on a day when no one on the team wants to practice, the coach's whistle blows, and the team is shocked. It's that substitute teacher from times past, the terrible tyrant from Miss Nelson's Room 207. "I am Coach Swamp!" she shouts, and the team knows they are in for it. Will this strange coach be able to lead the terrible Tornadoes to victory, or will the team run away in fear? Miss Nelson has a Field Day will give you the answer!

Reviewed by: Susan / Myers Park Library
If you liked this book, you may also like: Miss Nelson is Missing !† by Harry Allard

Comments from Readers

Brendan, age 9 from Pennsylvania
It is a good sports book but it's kind of a cliff hanger.

Zakaria, age 10 from British Columbia
It's a good book.

Max, age 8 from Illinois
Very Good.



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