Book Review of Smidgen, the Baseball-Loving Pigeon: Growing Up at a Stadium in the Bronx!
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The Children’s Book Review
Written by Sue Nichols
Illustrated by Gary Blake
Ages 5+ | 60 Pages
Publisher: Grand Llama Books (2023) | ISBN-13: 9798988876502
What to Expect: Sports, animals, family, home, bullying, and community.
Smidgen, the Baseball-Loving Pigeon isn’t just about baseball—it’s about the things that make a home, from family and friends to community support, shared passions, and complex life lessons.
Why do pigeons love baseball stadiums? What’s not to love? There are colorful flags and flagpoles to perch on, great company, good food, and fantastic entertainment—everything a pigeon could want! Mommy and Daddy make their home in a handy discarded baseball cap abandoned in one particular stadium to await the hatching of their first egg—Smidgen. As he gets older, the stadium makes the perfect home for Smidgen and his family. From learning to fly and making friends to learning baseball culture and how to cope with teasing, Smidgen learns and grows with the support of his family, his pigeon community, and his baseball-loving pigeon community!
Smidgen’s adventures and challenges are relatable to young readers, who are sure to love seeing their familiar world from a pigeon’s perspective. Upbeat dialogue and rhyming text help beginner readers decode the text while younger readers listen aloud. The colorful cartoon illustrations feature familiar logos and landmarks, offering additional excitement for local readers and baseball fans alike.
Smidgen, the Baseball-Loving Pigeon is a fun exploration of baseball culture, with some important lessons about family and community to share.
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About the Author
Sue Nichols cares for seniors by day,
But she loves nothing more,
Than making time for silly stories with kids
As they all lounge on the floor.
Her grandkids call her the “Grand Llama.”
Because she’s fun, cuddly, and tall.
But the best thing about Sue Nichols
Is she spreads kindness to all.
If she’s not rescuing animals,
She’s cooking someone a feast.
Sue is a friend to all things living,
Whether they’re people or beasts!
Smidgen, The Baseball-Loving Pigeon
is Sue’s first children’s book.
If you wish to learn more about Sue,
Her children’s books, or something more,
Here’s a place that awaits you,
To discover and explore:
For more information, visit www.suenicholsauthor.com
About the Illustrator
Gary Blake is an illustrator living in Newburgh, NY. He’s enjoyed a lifelong and varied career sharing his love of art by teaching middle grade art classes, working as an art director for an ad agency, and designing books. In his free time, Gary creates personalized, color-filled drawings and illustrations for his beloved grandchildren.
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