Sparkling color photos showcase a Little League practice and game in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. These six- to eight-year-olds...

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OUR LITTLE LEAGUE

Sparkling color photos showcase a Little League practice and game in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. These six- to eight-year-olds are irrepressibly cute in their little uniforms and oversized equipment, but the photographer is even more interested in capturing the mixture of skill, concentration, and playfulness that makes the game so rewarding. The children are shown in postures both natural and studied: making--or not making--plays, standing patiently or impatiently in position, cheerful in both triumph and disappointment, their colorful outfits and (mostly) fair faces glowing in the summer sun. At least one player is a girl. A very brief text links the pictures and extends them with tips and commentary. No book can teach the game, of course, but as an upbeat introduction for early readers to the attitude with which baseball should be learned and played, this is in a class above Dickmeyer's Baseball Is for Me.

Pub Date: March 1, 1988

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 40

Publisher: Crown

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15, 1988