Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks. ~ Dr. Seuss

Mitchell Goes Bowling

line Mitchell Goes Bowling
by Hallie Durand (Author), Tony Fucile (Illustrator)

“Battle On!”

How can you NOT pick up a book that has THIS adorable a cover? Smile

Mitchell loves to knock things down. That’s just how he rolled.

Mitchell Goes Bowling inside

He is always knocking things down…

Until ONE Saturday, Mitchell’s dad took him bowling

There were lots of bright colored balls, good pizza smell and giant crashing noises.Wink

Mitchell picked the biggest ball.. and he threw it. He just KNEW that he was going to win! Smile

Mitchell Goes Bowling inside2

 Mitchell Goes Bowling is a HILARIOUS story of a four year old and how his dad combats, with AMAZING amount of patience, a simple every-day problem of keeping his son’s energy in check. This cool dad finds the perfect way to give his son a way to knock things down and be safe.

As Mitchell plays the game, he  looks up at the scoreboard. Against his dad’s name are several “X” marks and Mitchell has none. Strike after strike, his dad keeps rolling the ball and getting “X”‘s… Will Mitchell EVER find a way to win this game???

This cartoon style illustrated book keeps the humor alive and in place. Durand and Fucile play the words and the art in perfect balance. We loved reading this one. At the end, the dad has to figure out how to keep playing without his son giving up. If you got to know how this story ends…

Find it here: Library, Amazon, Better World Books.


  1. I loved this book! And I cannot wait until my husband gets to read it to our future son

    • reshamad

      Aww. congratulations Kellee.. this book is really fun.

  2. The illustrations alone make this a winner!

  3. What a fun book! Reminds me of when my boys were little. Thanks for sharing it on the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

  4. This looks really fun! Coming by way of the Mom’s Libary Link Up.

  5. I can’t wait to show this to my husband. He LOVES bowling (and he has red hair like the dad in the book!). Thanks for sharing another incredible picture book!

  6. stanleyandkatrina

    This book looks fun! Thanks for hosting the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Hopping along…
    Christine M/Cool Mom
    for the Stanley & Katrina Gang

  7. Omigosh! That book looks fantastic. lol I have a feeling my son could totally appreciate this book. For some strange reason, he says that bowling is his favorite sport (although that seems to be shifting to baseball!) Great, great recommendation for the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Pinning!!



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