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Stop That Ball!

Written over 50 years ago, the classic story of Stop That Ball! is a lesson in perseverance. When a little boy hits his rubber ball over a wall, it gets bounced, thrown, kicked, and blown all over town! But the boy never gives up and keeps chasing the ball, even though it seems the ball could keep going all day and all night. Will the boy every play ball again? He will if he can stop that ball!

Tie-in Activity: The little boy chasing the ball is ready to follow it anywhere, but that’s not always safe in today’s world. Let this be an opportunity to show your child when it’s not safe to follow a ball by saying, "Stop, boy, stop!" as you read the story.