Players In Pigtails
Even though the 'boys' didn't want to believe it, the 'girls' of the 1940s (World War II) loved playing baseball…and they were good at it, too.
The book covers the history of professional women's baseball in the United States in a straightforward story. Because it blends fact with fictional characters so well, preschoolers will enjoy the story on its face, older readers/listeners will find the history fun.
None. Daddy might be looking for the page that says "There's no crying in baseball." (Tom Hanks' line in the movie).
Our preschooler is just learning the game, and she had lots of questions. She kept wanting to know where Katie Casey was! We had several successive readings when we debuted the book.
This is a picture-book version of "A League of Their Own." Even though it is a fictionalized account, there are some great baseball facts, not to mention a nice 'girl power' story.
This is a fictionalized story about the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, our first (and only) professional women's basball league.
Kids of all ages and genders can learn baseball and US history, as well as get glimpses of teamwork and community service.
7 to 9
3 to 8
Started reading with 3½-year-old child.
Buy! Whether your child is a girl or boy, this is a book with baseball lessons for life! Every diehard baseball fan should have this piece of history.
|Title||Players in Pigtails|
|Publisher||Scholastic Press © 2003|
|Genres||Historical Fiction, Sports|