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Baseball, soccer, basketball or hockey, Ben needs to pick one. His parents don't understand that he's terrible. Ben would rather cheer on his big brother, the high school star athlete than let the entire world find out he stinks at all sports.
Video games are more fun. But could Ben's parents be right? Is he spending too much time alone and indoors? What's so bad about that? Why does he need to try out for sports?
His parents are determined Ben must try out for a team. But Ben fears his summer will end in humiliation.
Is it possible he could find success and make new friends?
An engaging and entertaining story for young readers, between the ages of 6-9 years old who are bridging the gap from early readers to chapter books.
Teachwell wrote, "Just when you thought there were no more "funny, poignant, good-for-kids-and-adult books," Jean Cogdell gives us "Tryouts for Ben." Think "Wimpy Kid" with the perspective of Hank Zipzer."
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Jean M. Cogdell grew up in a small SC town, located near the Great Smoky Mountains. Her short stories and essays have been published in numerous online magazines and journals. You can read more about her writing and life on her blog, jeanswriting.com. Also, connect with her through social media on Twitter @jeancogdell and on Facebook.com/jean.cogdell. Jean currently resides in Sachse, TX.Review:
"...an engaging and entertaining story laced with humor." 5 Stars from Readers' Favorite -The message in the book is excellent, as is the concept too. The author reaches out to young readers with an engaging and entertaining story laced with humor. Benjamin is a lovable boy and his character is real and relatable. Parents and grandparents can read it out during bedtime to their kids and grand kids and it is also good for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. The illustrations are adorable and they complement the author's words nicely, breathing life into the scenes.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1518708196