Eight year old Sofie learns the importance of practice, perseverance and letting go of fears in a charming picture book for young readers. When t-ball player Sofie is unable to master hitting, she becomes consumed with fears about an upcoming game against the Sharks. So much so, that she consults her best friend. When that conversation makes things worse, Sofie even has nightmares about her performance. It takes reassurance from her father, plus lots of practice, for her to learn to loosen up enough to do well at the big game.
Written by Suzan Johnson, with bright, appealing illustrations by Susan Shorter, Sofie at Bat features a young girl excelling at sports and learning about the importance of not giving up and of positive thinking in any task you’re afraid to undertake.
Sofie at Bat is vividly illustrated, with colors and images that pre-readers will enjoy. The text is suitable for early to mid-readers of about second to third grade reading levels, and the story will equally entertain kids and the parents reading to them.
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About the Author
Suzan Johnson has been the Media Specialist at an elementary school for the past nine years. She is a voracious reader of books of all genres. Growing up, she loved and enjoyed participating in sporting activities such as cheerleading and softball. As a teacher she encourages her students to read a variety of books and participate in sports. Johnson currently lives in the south Florida area.