Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Lisa McClatchy
Illustrator: Tammie Lyon
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division
Nanny drags rambunctious six-year-old Eloise with her to a baseball game. Eloise is fascinated that they bring all of her favorite treats right to her in her seat. But after peanuts, cotton candy, and hot dogs, Eloise doesn’t feel so good. She starts to watch the game. Her favorite player hits a foul ball and Eloise catches it in her hat! Then her favorite player tries again and hits a home run. Eloise loves baseball!
Eloise, who is likely to be a familiar character for many children, stars in this Ready to Read book. Children and parents alike will enjoy this short, but sweet book. Children (and some adults) will relate to Eloise, who enjoys the treats more than anything at the baseball game. Children in first and second grade who are beginning to read on their own will appreciate this book with its simple story, increased vocabulary, and longer sentences. Children who listen to their parents read this book will enjoy finding Eloise’s dog, Weenie, on almost every page spread!