EDDIE: HAROLD’S LITTLE BROTHER by Ed Koch

EDDIE: HAROLD’S LITTLE BROTHER

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Age Range: 4 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Imagine Ed Koch playing baseball. If the former New York City mayor had his way, he might have pursued a career in professional sports. But as this picture book reveals, Koch needed a little help recognizing his true calling. As a child, young Eddie wants to play baseball like his talented older brother, Harold. But unlike Harold, and despite his best efforts, Eddie’s no natural. He does, however, have a gift for gab. After each game he recaps the action in vivid detail. Harold encourages Eddie to draw on his strengths by entering a public-speaking contest. Though the story wraps up a little too neatly—Eddie grows up to be a lawyer, then the mayor of New York City—its message is clear and important: everyone has different talents and natural abilities, and finding what we are good at, and pursuing it, is the path to success. Warhola’s sepia-rich watercolors, reflecting the look and feel of Depression-era New York, are the perfect accompaniment. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-399-24210-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Putnam
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2004




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