Sunday, September 18, 2011
The L. A. Dodger by David A Kelly
When you go to the ballgame, you want to watch the game, don't you? You don't want to worry about who else is there and might be stalking your dad...
Random House sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). This is a Stepping Stone Book and the third in the Ballpark Mysteries. The book is currently available at your local bookstore. If your child loves sports, I'd check out the others in the series, too.
Mike and Kate are cousins and they fly to Los Angeles to visit Kate's dad and see the game. When they get there, they find that her dad is nervous and upset. Someone has stolen his computer, he's gotten threatening phone calls, and he knows someone is after his scouting list. He keeps the info on a small tablet in his pocket.
Mike and Kate find another tablet just like his and create a scheme to catch the thief. It doesn't go as smoothly as they had expected, though.
The author writes a good realistic tale and the Mr. Meyers illustrations add to the charm of a good sports story. Why not grab a copy for your young one?