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Why Ball Wouldn’t Bounce by Ron Roecker #Review #Children’sBook #PictureBook

Title: Why Ball Wouldn’t Bounce

Series: Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other

Author and Illustrator: Ron Roecker

Published: January 1st, 2020

Pages: 24

Rating: 5/5


Feeling different can be be bad –
Something that may make you sad.
In this delightful tale, though,
You’ll learn it isn’t necessarily so.

Ball thinks he’s different as he sees
The other balls from up in a tree.
It takes a visit from a kind bird
To change his view of the world

This book is colourful, bright and a treat
With a rhyming story that’s really neat
It shows how magical it can be
To rock your own bounce where all can see.

I enjoyed reading an ARC of this book
And hope you’ll give it a good look.
It is a book to be shared with adults and children who
May learn to celebrate being different too.

I requested and was given a copy of this book
And this is my honest review after having a good look
And thoroughly enjoying this delightful children’s book.


This is a story about Ball who desperately wants to fit in with the popular balls but feels totally alone because he doesn’t bounce like the rest of them. It doesn’t matter how hard he tries to change; he still gets laughed at or ignored. Deflated, Ball rolls far away to hide his bounce and his tears. Eventually he meets the unlikeliest of new best friends who gives him a birds-eye view of what it really means to be unique. Because of their differences, the two friends learn valuable lessons about and from one another. Will Ball stay broken hearted and hide who he really is forever, or will he embrace how important and joyful it can be to bounce his own bounce proudly? Written in a clever sing-song verse, “Ball,” which has been given five out of five stars from LitPick Reviews, GoodReads, Amazon Books and Facebook Reviews, is for children of all ages, parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, teachers and more. It’s a story for anyone who has ever felt different, ever felt alone or that he/she couldn’t or shouldn’t bounce his/her own way proudly!

Buy Links:          Amazon UK           Amazon US       


One comment on “Why Ball Wouldn’t Bounce by Ron Roecker #Review #Children’sBook #PictureBook

  1. James J. Cudney IV
    January 1, 2020

    Happy New Year!


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