Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Callie Cat, Ice Skater

Friday, August 31, 2012

Book Review - Callie Cat, Ice Skater

About the Book
Day and night, Callie Cat ice skates on the pond in her backyard. She loves to ice skate, loves it more than chocolate cake, more than going to the mall—more than her friends can understand. That is, until the Honeybrook Ice Rink announces a contest, and everyone thinks it could be Callie’s big chance! Now Callie practices day and night. She wants to win the big prize…doesn’t she?

Sometimes doing something you love is its own reward, as Eileen Spinelli’s unusual story demonstrates. Anne Kennedy’s exuberant art shows a unique heroine in motion.

My Take on the Book
In our world of competitive skating, gymnastics, baseball, football, track, swimming, etc. here is a story this is well worth its gold in reading. Yes, there are children who want to be the winners and are so competitive that even their parents are part of their push to win.

This story is such a breath of fresh air within all that competitiveness . It speaks of total joy of a little cat who loves to skate. She is encouraged to compete but when she does not win she is not upset. She is just happy to return to her pond and skate with her love for her skating. To me this is a lesson for all those competitive people out there. Don't forget the JOY.

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