Hothead - Cal Ripken Jr.

Hothead

By Cal Ripken Jr.

  • Release Date: 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 57 Ratings)

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Connor Sullivan is an All-Star shortstop on his Babe Ruth League team, the Orioles. He can hit and field with the best of them, but he's got one big problem: his temper. When he strikes out or makes an error, he's a walking Mt. Vesuvius, slamming batting helmets and throwing gloves. His teammates are starting to avoid him, even his best friend Jordy. His coach is ready to kick him off the team. To make matters worse, things aren't much better at home. His dad is having trouble finding a new job after being laid off. Money is tight. Connor's dream of attending the prestigious Brooks Robinson Baseball Camp this summer seems like just that now - a dream. When the sports editor of the school paper threatens to do a big story on his tantrums - complete with embarassing photos - Connor realizes he has to clean up his act. But can he do it in time to regain his teammates' trust and help the Orioles win the championship against the best team in the league?

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  • Good

    5
    By The bome
    Very good hothead book
  • Awesome

    4
    By shackinthebox
    good good good
  • Great

    5
    By Hgfdyujijgffgyy
    Great book it is awesome.
  • Great book for my eight year old son!

    4
    By Dan FW
    We enjoyed reading it together at night. He is going through the learning stage right now about being a good sport and this book did a great job of telling a story without being preachy in any way, but still getting a positive message across.
  • Perfect book at the perfect time

    5
    By Dtex2
    My baseball crazy, 6 year old, hot-headed son and I read this book together. First of all we enjoyed the story. It was fun to read and we were both anxious to get back to it before bed each night. We were also a little sad when it ended. More importantly it gave my son some insight into how his own blow-ups might be affecting his friends, coaches, teachers and family. Each time Connor had a meltdown we were able to talk about both the possible and realized consequences. We discussed alternatives to losing control in a way that was detached from his own experiences and allowed for greater objectivity on his part. He could readily identify with Connor but could also appreciate the feelings of Connor's friends and the difficult position his coach was put into. He really "got it"! We still have work to do, but this book has helped so much. A sincere "Thank you" goes out from myself to the authors.

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