Sunday, October 12, 2014

Where's Tony Ebook - Review #BloggerBuzz #GiftGuide

The Dream Ten: Where's Tony?: Young Adult Sport Games Fiction (Friendshiprs Self-Esteem & Motivation Collection Book 2)

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I am a proud basketball and football mom.  My oldest daughter is on her school's JR High basketball team and my son plays flag football through his school.  I'm not what you would call a sports fan.  I would not be attending any sporting events ever if my kids weren't playing.  My daughter is required to attend all of the high school basketball games (dumb rule!) which means I will be playing taxi on game night, dropping her off and picking her up.  Certainly NOT staying and pretending to watch the game as I chomp on nachos and sip on a coke.

My lack of interest in sports does not bother me at all.  I don't look back on my younger days and wish that I had tried out for whatever sport was available.  I'm perfectly content with being completely ignorant on the subject of sports.  I know some basics but that's about all.  I do however, want my children to be involved in sports.  Obviously, not because of my love of sports but because of the lasting relationships and lessons learned through participation in group activities. 

To all of us outsiders a team is simply a group of people working together to score some points.  To the members of that team it is a family.  They share a deep passion for their sport and this passion unites them, despite their differences, creating an unbreakable bond that goes further than the court or field.  They are more than friends.  They are more than just a team of players.  These players become a family, supporting and comforting each other through all areas of their lives. 

That is what I want my children to have.  A passion that is so strong that they can't ignore it.  A loyalty to their team that can't be denied.  I want them to look back and realize all of the benefits of being involved in a team sport.  These are qualities that they will not learn in a classroom or at home.  This is something that they must experience.

I recently finished reading The Dream Ten: Where's Tony?.  This is not the first book in the series so I was a little slow in catching up to what was going on in the story.  This series is geared toward a older child/young teenager audience however, I still found it very interesting. 

This book depicts the loyalty that I hope my children are learning through team sports.  I plan to read this series from the beginning and pass them down to my daughter to read.  This book is written in a way that is easy to understand and to follow for children.  The story focusing on a team of players also helps to hold their attention. It is something that kids can relate to and that keeps their focus while also giving them insight into the benefits of structured team sports.

I think this book is a wonderful read and has a very good message within it. If you are interested in reading this book you can purchase it for download through the following Amazon listing.

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