Bowling Pin’s have feelings, too, in this funny, uplifting and overcoming story of the pin who felt alone because he couldn’t seem to do what all the other pins did – fall.
Poor Pinny just wants to fit in. He is tired of being the last bowling pin standing, making it nearly impossible for kids to bowl a strike. Everyone dislikes the last pin, the lone pin, the one who won’t fall no matter how many others do. As if it isn’t bad enough that the kids don’t like him, even the other pin’s don’t! He is making them look bad after all. But maybe, Pinny wasn’t meant to fit in? Maybe he was meant for something greater! Perhaps a doctor, a rockstar, or even the President!
Kids will be imagining their own humorous occupations for Pinny, and sharing a laugh with the lovable character and the author who finally revealed the truth behind the bowling pins lives. This story is a perfect gift for anti-bullying, for a reminder to kids to never give up, and for those who just want to know why it’s so difficult to bowl a strike!
I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars
This is my first official children’s book review!
I absolutely LOVED the concept of this story. I have NEVER read about a story that centers on the struggles of a bowling pin that just can’t seem to fall down!
I enjoyed that the story was written in first person AND from the perspective of Pinny, rather than the child. This gives the story a unique twist, and will sure to engage children. Children and adults can easily relate to Johnny or Pinny. The characters go through the frustration of not being able to do something the first time around. I liked the fact that even though DREAMS of being the head pin, he would dream of others “careers” he thought he may be good at, which is okay. This will teach kids that there are endless possibilities for them.
I am always glad when children’s authors address issues of bullying. This, unfortunately is a topic that seems to be pushed off to the side because it’s something that we shouldn’t talk about. Too often children get bullied and teased at such a young age, that when they grow older, the pain becomes too much. I am glad that the book addresses a consequence for the bullies in the book, which is extremely important.
I HIGHLY recommend this book! I think that this is a fantastic book for children and adults to enjoy. You are sure to root for Pinny on his journey of becoming the head pin!
Oh and by the way… remember that picture at the top? Well that Pinny represents my hopes to finally become a teacher. Make sure to get your own copy of Pinny the Bowling Pin November 21st!!!