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A Glove of Their Own

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Fuzzy and Suzy Manning

Fuzzy and Suzy Manning


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Bob Salomon is a driving force behind the success of the book, A Glove of Their Own. Written by three talented women, Debbie Moldovan, Keri Conkling, and Lisa Funari-Willever, and illustrated by Lauren Lambaise. Every so often you find a genuine person to support who is trying to making a difference without a hidden agenda. Bob Salomon is one such individual. Bob is a New Jersey father and proud of his two children. He wants to reach other children in a unique way through the book and to pass on the concept of giving back to all children.

The story is about a group of youngsters playing a pick-up game of baseball on a local neighborhood lot. Unfortunately, not all have bats and gloves to properly play the game. But a retired gentleman comes across them playing, only to return another day with a duffle bag filled with used gloves, bats and balls from games gone by, used by his own children. He then donates them all to the group of children. It sets a good example for the children and serves to inspire them to keep on playing the game they love. This book is truly a treasure. Enjoy this easy read that adults and children are drawn to!

The book drives home the message for children to be forthright, unselfish, giving and grateful. Equally important is that children are reminded to have fun while playing the game of baseball, and all sports, and to point out that just being a kid is okay, too. There’s an underlying theme that professional athletes, both active and now retired, start making more of an investment in their local communities in which they play or in which they reside.