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Good Intent but a Boring Read
Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2020
A good biography is like a good portrait: the personality comes through in such a way that each unique human being can be recognized.
Children, of course, need simpler words and simpler descriptions. But they too need stories and anecdotes that enable the reader to distinguish one person from another.
Baseball Biographies for Kids chooses to simply name achievements, both on and off the playing field, for some of baseball’s greats. My son was too bored by these stereotypical bios to read much of the book.
I was bored as well but read the whole book so that I could write an honest review. The lessons and morals are all fine, but sports writing should excite the reader. This book reads too much like a lecture from Grandma.
Not recommended if you want to interest youngsters in America’s pastime or even for those kids who are already avid viewers of MLB.