The Boys by Jeff Newman – “A shy boy, seeking the courage to play baseball with the other children in the park, is coaxed out of his shell by some “old timers” sitting nearby who, in turn discover they are still in the game.
Why you should read this?
First off the illustrations are hilarious. It’s fun to watch how the shy boy and old timers choice of clothing evolves. This mostly wordless picture book is a prime example of something missing in many kids lives. Interaction with older adults who are not grandparents. I was fortunate to live in a neighborhood where there were older adults. They nurtured me. My worldview is broader because of them. This year, I plan to provide ML more opportunities to interact with senior citizens.