Monday, January 7, 2013
Book Review: Gary's Gray World
Author: Ryan J. Cunningham
Illustrated by: Chrissy Fanslau
Publisher: Plain & Simple Books Publishing
Summary from the back cover: When Gary's father is too busy to play, a scary moment at the baseball field brings his dad rushing to the park to rescue him.
But instead the two discover that most important thing in a father and son relationship.
My review: This is a charming simple story of a little guy who wants more than anything for his dad to play baseball in the father and son game. Dad is too busy with work so off to the game Gary goes with his friend and his friends dad instead.
Add a sudden rainstorm and a vacated ball park leaving Gary all alone and a frantic phone call to Gary's mom and you have the makings for discovering what is really important in life. The story has a warm and happy ending for young children making this a great story to open the discussion with kids about what is important and how sometimes parents don't or can't always make the right choices about how to spend time.
Young children will love the story read aloud and beginning readers will be able take on the task of reading alone. Good illustrations add to the story line so all in all a nice little book.
You can find this book at www.amazon.com or Barnes and Noble and as a Kindle reader or on Nook Book.
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