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Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite
The Small Sports Take The Field, written by Matthew Damman and illustrated by Patty Eisenbraun, is a wonderful children’s book that teaches the importance of hard work, teamwork and positive thinking. One day, Jake is sitting by an overgrown field and daydreams about scoring a touchdown; this leads Jake to decide to clean the field so that it is a place where he and other children can go to play sports. Jake shares his idea with his family. His sister Claire is so excited and has faith in Jake, so much so that she shares his idea at school. Instantly a peer discredits the idea. However, it is pointed out that Tommy never has a nice thing to say. On the other hand, another peer, Noah, overhears Claire and since he is always up for a challenge he wonders if Jake might need help and offers to help him. Jake at first is discouraged as he does not seem to be accomplishing much, but he quickly learns how much can be done when others help and when he has a good attitude and makes a game out of hard work.
The Small Sports Take The Field, written by Matthew Damman, is an inspiring book about a group of children who work together for a purpose and learn valuable lessons along the way as well. Jake has an idea and, although he meets some resistance, he attempts to make it happen. Even when he feels discouraged, Jake sticks with his plan. This is such a valuable lesson for children to begin learning at a young age. Patty Eisenbraun has also done an excellent job with the illustrations; they are inviting, vibrant and full of detail.