Four-year-old Mitchell was always knocking things down at home, so his dad figured that a bowling alley would be the perfect place for him! Mitchell loved the bowling alley -- the crashing noises, special shoes, colorful balls -- but the slippery lanes took a little getting used to! Mitchell’s dad always earned an “X” by knocking down all the pins, which he followed up with a “steamin’-hot-potato dance”! Mitchell really wanted to get an X, too, but bowling was harder than he thought. He was ready to quit until his dad suggested they be on the same team. It was an awesome suggestion because Mitchell couldn’t lose with Dad on his team! After getting a strike together, they did a “triple steamin’-hot-potato dance, with salsa!” Mitchell Goes Bowling shows kids not only the joy of bowling, but also the fun of hanging out with Dad and the benefits of teamwork. Children will laugh out loud at the illustrations by Tony Fucile showing Mitchell and his dad doing their fancy leg kicks as they bowl and, of course, their silly dance when the pins go down! This is a delightful book that will inspire kids to head to the bowling alley!
About the author:
Hallie Durand is the author of Mitchell’s License, now available in paperback as Mitchell Goes Driving, among other books for children. About Mitchell Goes Bowling, she says, "I love hanging out at the lanes with my crew, especially when I get a couple of Xs!" She lives with her family in Maplewood, New Jersey. To learn more, visit her website at www.halliedurand.com.
About the illustrator:
Tony Fucile is the author-illustrator of Let's Do Nothing! as well as the illustrator of the Bink & Gollie series by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee. He has spent more than twenty years designing and animating characters for numerous feature films, including The Lion King, Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles. He lives with his family in the San Francisco Bay area.
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Thursday, October 10: There’s a Book
Friday, October 11: Just a Little Creativity
Monday, October 14: Once Upon a Story
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Wednesday, October 16: 5 Minutes for Books
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Friday, October 18: As They Grow Up
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