Disclaimer: I was provided an advanced copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my own.
- The Facts: Little Freddie’s in A Zone, written by Tasha Fuller and illustrated by Andrew Smart, published by Go2Girls in Woodbridge, VA, 2015, 24 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9860656-1-3
- Summary: Little Freddie’s in A Zone is the story of a little boy with big dreams and aspirations. Little Freddie loves sports and is inspired by some of the greatest and most legendary players ever in the sporting world including Arthur Ashe, Jackie Robinson, Jesse Owens, and others. The book takes you into Little Freddie’s imagination and there you get a glimpse of the greatness he aspires to in his quest to be like his sporting idols. This book is ideal for children aged 5-10 years old, grades K-3, and could be read to younger children as a bed time story or as a terrific addition to a home Black History Month (or anytime) reading repertoire.
- The Review: When I took this book out of the package, my kids were excited by the cover of a cute and smiley Little Freddie. We read the book the same night (tonight) we received it for bedtime. What excited the kids most was that they knew many of Little Freddie’s sports icons and that they play many of the same sports as Little Freddie, so on many levels this book was relatable for them. My son was especially thrilled by the Legends glossary at the end of the book because even though he knew many of the sports players he loves facts and history, and the glossary delivered in spades for him.