Basketball: A short kid dreams of stardom on the court

  • Children’s Choice Award (International Reading Association)
  • Dramatized in Scholastic Scope Magazine

Being the kid from the Dunker’s Delights commercials—and having his face on every billboard in town—made Bobby Rothman feel like a freak. He hated having pushy show-biz parents, and looking like twelve when he was really sixteen.

High school was the worst of all. Everyone thought he was just a cute little kid. Then he met Barbara Bell, the most beautiful girl in class—and knew things had to change.

Going out for the basketball team was the first step. Making the squad, though, seemed impossible. His parents were against it. The star player was out to get him. And, at five feet four, Bobby hardly looked the part.

But he was determined. And what happens when he tries makes a most exciting and readable story.

“Author Ronald Kidd does a good job of conveying the feelings of all of the characters. He lends a light a readable style to this well-paced novel. Readers will enjoy the celebrity problems and the inside look at a recording studio as well as the action on the court.”

School Library Journal