Sunday, December 28, 2014

Insects in the Infield

Insects in the Infield
Nancy Oswald
Buster is not crazy about his younger sister, Maggie's insect collection. Living insects just aren't his thing. But Buster is in a real jam. His math grades are terrible and he can't play on the baseball team unless he brings up his math grade. So super smart Maggie steps in to help him grasp the math concepts. She uses baseball to make the math relate-able. 

I'm an adult, but I still enjoyed reading this chapter book. The author brought several things into play in this story geared towards middle-school age children. Bullying, grades, friends, and family are all discussed in a story that kids will find entertaining. I'll be passing this book on to my son and I hope it sparks some conversations about the topics presented. My only complaint, and it's a tiny one, is that the issue of the bullies never seemed to be resolved. The incidents happened, but weren't addressed by a parent or teacher. The issues just faded after the ball game. 

I received this book free of charge from Goodreads in exchange for my honest review.

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