Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Saving Armpit by Natalie Hyde
Description from the publisher:
"When vandals deface the Harmony Point sign, the town does indeed seem to become the "arm Pit" of the region. The baseball team hasn't won a game in two seasons and the town itself is falling into disrepair. But when the new postmaster becomes the new ball coach, Clay and the rest of the Terriers finally seem to stand a chance of winning a game. Until they overhear a bureaucrat from the city say that the post office will close unless "the numbers" work out. The team begins "Operation Tennis Elbow" a letter-writing campaign designed to generate enough mail to keep the post office--and its postmaster---in town. And along the way, they learn the power of the pen in effecting positive changes in their community."
I thought this was a cute book. If you are a child who likes chapter books and baseball, this book is for you!! The story was told in he eyes of a child without being whiny or bratty sounding, does that makes sense? There are some good lessons to be learned in this book and a few laugh out loud moments.
I would recommend this to a teacher to read to their students or for children who are able to read chapter books.
***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***