It's no secret, Kaden loves to read. As a parent, it warms my heart to know that he is able to go on a new journey with each page that he turns in a book. Kaden loves books just as much as he loves toys. That is remarkable.
When we were given the opportunity to review Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson by Sharon Robinson, the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson, I did not hesitate at all.
Watch the video below to get a glimpse into what the book is all about:
When Kaden checks out a book from the public library, school, or purchases one from the store, I familiarize myself with the book by reading the background information (mainly for chapter books). I like to have an idea about the content of the book, and whether or not it is appropriate for him to read.
When Testing the Ice arrived in the mail, I was instantly enticed by the front cover. The picture was so detailed and vivid. I liked the raised detail in the wording on the front cover. I opened the book and began reading as if I was a 7-year old child again.
Without giving too much away, here is a summary of the book:
Jackie Robinson literally "tested the ice" for his kids who so eagerly wanted to skate on the frozen lake near their home. Under Sharon Robinson's skillful authorship and Kadir Nelson's vivid illustrations, TESTING THE ICE also becomes a stunning metaphor for her father's remarkable racial breakthrough.Kaden took to the book immediately. Listen as he reads the first 2 pages of the book. He has a hard time pronouncing "Yogi Berra". Take a peek:
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