I Got It!

I Got It! book cover

I like the message of this wordless story — how it feels to want to do something that feels overwhelming (in this case, a child wants to join a baseball game) but how if you persevere you can overcome obstacles that feel huge at first.

Wiesner’s illustrations depict a child struggling to catch fly balls during a game. The obstacles that trip the child up, and the other players, grow larger and larger as the child struggles with insecurity. Then the child uses those things that are blocking his way to actually catapult himself into a position to catch the ball.

The first reading of this wordless book was somewhat confusing for me, so I have some concerns with the concept and illustrations resonating with younger readers. This would be a good story to share with a child so you can discuss what is happening in the illustrations and what it means.

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