|About the Book|
Written for children ages 4 and up, TimeOut’s Great Baseball Adventure tells the story of Fresno State’s amazing win through the eyes of Fresno State’s beloved mascot TimeOut. When the Fresno State baseball team gets on the bus to go the CollegeMoreWritten for children ages 4 and up, TimeOut’s Great Baseball Adventure tells the story of Fresno State’s amazing win through the eyes of Fresno State’s beloved mascot TimeOut. When the Fresno State baseball team gets on the bus to go the College World Series, TimeOut is sad that the can’t come with the team. To cheer up TimeOut, Coach Mike (FSU baseball head coach Mike Batesole) promises him that if the team wins the series, he’ll ride with the team in their victory parade. Over the course of the story, TimeOut follows the team’s wins and losses, speaks to Coach Mike and the players over the telephone, and supports his team all the way to their win … and gets to ride in the parade, just as Coach promised.TimeOut’s unwavering support for his players makes him a great character for young children to relate to, and children will also love Thiessen’s bold and colorful illustrations of TimeOut, determined players, cheering fans and baseball action so intense the ball bursts into flames.Thiessen’s vivid illustrations bring bold characterization to many of the real-life Bulldog heroes of the 2008 College World Series, including head coach Mike Batesole, first baseman Alan Ahmady, pitcher Clayton Allison, right fielder Steve Detwiler, third baseman Tommy Medonca, right fielder Chad Mozingo, shortstop Danny Muno, second baseman Erik Wetzel and pitcher Justin Wilson.The perfect introduction to baseball for the young reader,TimeOut’s Great Baseball Adventuretells timeless values of loyalty, teamwork, friendship, making an effort and overcoming the odds to victory.