Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Best Basketball Player Ever by Heather Payer-Smith

Tommy is the best basketball player when playing his video games. He wins every time! However, when his mother tells him to go outside and play he finds that playing with the real basketball doesn't come so easy for him. He can't dribble, pass or even shoot! To make matters worse the neighborhood kids laugh at his attempts. He decides to give up and only play video games, until his mother challenges him to keep practicing. Before long, he finds himself improving and on his way to becoming the best basketball player ever!

My Thoughts:

The Best Basketball Player Ever is a good book for children who are learning to read. It has easy words and a lot of illustrations. The book teaches children several important lessons. The first lesson that the book teaches is that outdoor activity and exercise are important. Sure, playing video games is fun. However, playing outside can be just as fun. It also makes you feel like you are accomplishing something. The second lesson is to ask for help when you need it. Tommy didn’t understand basketball at first. When his mom showed him how to play, he became good at it. That brings us to the third lesson. Never give up. Tommy was ready to throw his basketball away. However, with a bit of practice he became great at basketball. The illustrations could use a bit of work but they were okay. I wish the author would have shown Tommy winning a game. 

I give The Best Basketball Player Ever: 4/5.

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I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

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