Stephen J. Cutler and Jodi Cutler Del Dottore
Reviewed by Brianne Plach (age 10) for Reader Views (1/08)
Do you love one sport more than any of the others? Jordan loves baseball and he thinks he is pretty good at it. He wants to make it onto the traveling team. Due to a tragic accident, he is unable to make it. Just when he thinks that his life will never be the same, he realizes his life is not the same, but could something good come out of bad?
Jordan ends up meeting another boy who has to live a hard life. But the other boy doesn’t seem to make that big of a deal out of his disability. The boy has to wear a hearing aid! But even with a hearing aid and facing incredible odds, he still gets to play baseball. Never say the dream of playing baseball is impossible. With persistence, inspiration from unlikely places and determination, no mountain is too high to climb.
“Rally Caps” is a great book for baseball fans, both boys and girls. “Rally Caps” is an inspirational story for kids. I particularly liked this book because I too play softball. One of the other girls on my team last year had hearing aids in both of her ears. I was inspired by her and her determination to be a success. I couldn’t help think about her when reading about Jordan. Don’t let any thing keep you from playing your favorite sport. Play Ball!
Categories: YOUNG READER - AGES 8 TO 12