**This week's BOOK NOOK REVIEWS shines a spotlight on great books provided by some of the authors participating in my annual FREE AUTHOR PROMOTION event held each May in my city. Help support these new and established authors by checking out their books!***
Title: Keep Your Ear On The Ball
Author: Genevieve Petrillo
Illustrator: Lea Lyon
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
"Davey looked like every other new kid that ever came into our class. Ms. Madison walked him in and said, 'Boys and girls, this is Davey.' He was medium height. He had medium brown hair and medium brown eyes. A regular kid."
Synopsis: It's hard being the new kid. It's even harder when you're legally blind. All Davey wanted was to be treated like everyone else but his new classmates kept wanting to do everything for him. It takes a simple game of baseball to teach all the children a handicap doesn't have to hold you back unless you let it.
Why you should read it: Wanting to be accepted for who you are is a universal theme and Ms. Petrillo allows us a glimpse into a world where being different doesn't mean being an outcast. Readers will empathize both with Davey's wish to be independent and the other children's attempt to help their new classmate feel welcome. A lovely story to help introduce children to people with disabilities.
Like-O-Meter Rating: 5 out of 5...Grab it!