Magic Bat Day

Magic Bat Day

by Dale Tangeman, Kevin Christofora

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Magic Bat Day: is the first real practice after they get their uniforms. Batting is the most fun of all skills and drills! This book concept shows techniques of how to hold the bat and where to stand. Most importantly, it shows that every kid can find their own magic bat.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151595346
Publisher: Clarens Publishing
Publication date: 06/12/2015
Series: The Hometown All Stars , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 4 MB
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Kevin Christofora began his career into the professional world with a position at Calvin Klein Cosmetics in 1992; he worked as a package engineer, working in new product development and maintaining all responsibilities for production of existing components of the Obsession Fragrance brand. From there, he moved to Revlon and Prescriptives at the parent company of Estée Lauder. More than a pastime, Kevin loves working with the children. He prides himself on teaching them that it’s about more than a game: it’s about honor, respect, and community. As president of the league, he enjoys working with the parents and community members that all have one main interest: the kids. As he puts it, “Mountain Valley Little League is real fun, real life, and real baseball, with no substitutions”.

Written for children ages three to five, Kevin wrote The Hometown All Stars as a “bedtime story” to get kids interested in the national pastime again. His goal in writing this book was to get kids out of the house and onto the field – “more green, less screen!” He believes in the valuable lessons that children learn from playing the game: teamwork, discipline, strategy, and thinking before they act. In addition, he wants to bring back the joy of being outdoors and playing, that kids in recent years have lost.

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obiebookworm More than 1 year ago
Next in The Hometown All Stars series, Magic Bat Day focuses on Nick's second day of baseball practice. Excited to promote team spirit, Nick and his teammates get to wear their baseball uniforms to school. His enthusiasm spills over into every activity at school as Nick anticipates practice and wonders what new things he'll be learning. And learn he does as coach introduces Nick and his team to the proper techniques to batting. The Christofora-Tangeman team hit another home run in Nick's adventures with baseball. Young readers and parents who are familiar with Nick's Very First Day of Baseball—the first book in the series—will also be familiar with the fun-filled format of that follows in Christofora's first person narrative. Including Billy Ball's facts and questions, there is also a hidden-picture page abounding in baseballs, a trivia page, an autograph page, and a short list of new words learned. Once again Tangeman's artistic and playful images create magic to Christofora's baseball-laden text. Most notable scenes are a stunning Babe Ruth baseball card and hilarious two-page portrayal of Nick's batting concentration. As envisioned for his innovative interactive series, Christofora's mantra of 'less screen, more green' speaks loudly to how "he wants to bring back the joy of being outdoors and playing, that kids in recent years have lost" and his firm belief that children learn valuable lessons, such as teamwork, discipline, strategy, and thinking before they act—just from playing the game. Geared specifically for the three to seven age range, there is much more in store for fans of The Hometown All Stars. Stay tuned! Anita Lock Freelance Book Reviewer