Saturday, October 4, 2008

In the Pocket: Johnny Unitas and Me by Mike Leonetti


Leonetti, Mike In the Pocket: Johnny Unitas and Me, illustrated by Chris O'Leary. Chronicle, 2008. PICTURE BOOK. Billy wants to be the quarterback of his local team so bad, but his coach says that he is too small. His best friend leads him to the home of Johnny Unitas, quarterback for the Baltimore Colts, who gives Billy advice and encouragement. Old-time football fans may enjoy this more than young children; there is an awful lot of text on each page. The story is worth a read for its message of the value of hard work, dedication and education. EL - OPTIONAL. Cindy: Library-Teacher

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