Tennis, Anyone?

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

What kind of birthday present is a TENNIS RACKET? For the boy who tells this winning story, it seems awfully boring at first. It doesn’t beep or buzz or do anything cool. And who plays tennis, anyway? As it turns out, Dad is the mastermind behind what our narrator decides is a pretty excellent present after all. (Besides-even if you don’t like tennis, you can always pretend it’s an electric guitar!)

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Books ®
Language English
Publication Date 2007-01-01
BISACS JUV032000, JUV039090, JUV017100
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
ATOS Reading Level 1.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 112644
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards and Reviewed


  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2007


Library Media Connection

“Tom’s first-person narrative convincingly conveys the reluctance about trying something new. The vivid digital artwork is captivating, imbedded with tennis-themed details.”
Library Media Connection

School Library Journal

“Eye-catching, digitally rendered cartoon illustrations feature a boy with Brillo-pad hair, just like his dad’s.”
School Library Journal

Author, Illustrator: Shane McG