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What can I say? This book's got a lot of heart. I loved it as a child, and I still get a kick out of it now. I was really into baseball back then, and of all the cheesy, Matt Christopher-ripoff young adult sports books I've read, this one's the cream of the crop. Good times.
Reread this to my daughter. Not my favourite of Korman's books but still entertaining. I like the structure by team position.
Corey Johnson never dreamed Little League could be so humiliating. But that was before he joined the Feather Soft Tigers. the team had a catcher that was afraid of the ball a left fielder that fans asleep and a coach that know nothing about baseball. what could be worse the team uniforms have pictures of toilet paper on them to their sponsor. I recommend this book to 5 and 6 graders.
I first read this book last summer, and I really liked it. I decided to read it again and it was still as good as I remember. The story is about Corey Johnson, a boy whose Little League baseball team, The Feather-Soft Tigers (given that name because of their toilet paper company sponsor), has a bunch of problems. A genius scientist coach who is clueless about baseball, an annoying girl named Kristy, who is from New York and is the coach’s granddaughter, a pitcher who cannot throw the ball, among...
There is something about Gordon Korman that I just love. It's actually something I normally say. "You can't go wrong with Gordon Korman." (I haven't read all his book but I'm trying.) The thing about this book is that while we are in Corey Johnson's view each chapter is focused on a different character. Since this book's focus is on the players there are a little more than nine secondary characters taking the spot light. It was a little hard to figure out who is who. BUT with this book it really...
I didn't know what to expect when I unearthed this book from my huge to-read pile. It's been a long time since I read Korman's middle grade books, and I'm not a big fan of baseball or Little League, but I wasn't disappointed. There are a lot of funny parts and surprise plot twists to entertain the reader, and once I figured out the chapter scheme (one chapter per team position--for the most part), I fell into the story. The one sticking point is the overly manipulative Kristy. True, she bullies
I recently traded a book called “The Toiler Paper Tigers” by Gordon Korman.I found that book in a library and I choose it because the vocabulary is not so sophisticated.This book is about kids in a small town that plays in a baseball team that is staring a season on the summer,but a lot of things do not go as expected when a girl from New York arrives to that town and want to change everything. The characters of that story are: Players-Luis Bono,Tuba Dave,Ernie,Ryan Crisp, Caspar Howard ,Tim La
One of my favourite books ever!I read this novel back in primary school. I can't even remember how I got my grimy hands on it. I read and re-read it so many times, I remember the cover being torn and the pages been haggard with use. That may have been the reading or the consequence of having a toddler in the house.Nonetheless...This story was such a formative part of how I learned to write and my early introduction to books that could make you literally laugh out loud. A Little League baseball t...
Totally silly, unbelievable, absurd book--and I loved it. I think 4th or 5th graders would really like it. It's about a baseball team made up of the rejects who has a coach who knows nothing about baseball. He thinks when you drop the ball, it's a touchdown. His granddaughter decides she's going to coach the team, and she goes to great lengths to get the boys to play baseball. There are some really funny parts.
The story about a sad bad news bears type of team with little to no chance to win from the beginning is the perfect hard luck baseball book any baseball enthusiast would love. Even better for those ya readers who are just getting into or already loving the game of baseball.
I had a great time reading this book. Gordon Korman did a great job making all of the characters relatable and likable. I would recommend it to anyone who likes baseball.
RATING: 3.75 StarsNot my favorite from Korman, but it's a good one none the less. Not sure I ever read this one before.
I never quite got past being bothered by a 12-year-old girl blackmailing a group of 12-year-old boys with a picture of them in the jockstraps as a source of humour.
A must-read for kids who love baseball.See my review at: https://bethmitchell.rocks/2017/07/05...
He can throw a curve ball.Interesting twists, and team-building.
Kristy=awesomest character. I can’t believe how she changed the team (she was a little rude) but I loved her attitude
Loved this book as a kid. Still remember the scene about stealing home.
*3.5 stars. I haven’t read much Gordon Korman, but by reading this, I can tell he’s a funny author. The story of this is another one of those misfit kid team in baseball, but this story is actually not predictable at all. The tuba player sneaking skittles in his tuba, to sneak candy has got to be my favorite chapter. All of the kids have a unique and funny story, that makes you want to read this fast, because every chapter is a different story.
I'm not exactly sure when I first discovered Gordon Korman, but sometime between 5th grade and the end of 8th grade I read nearly all of his books. I originally thought I would re-read Losing Joe's Place this summer, but then I came across Toilet Paper Tigers at my library, and I remembered instantly that it was one of my favorites. I didn't remember much about it, except that it was about a baseball team named for a toilet paper company, but I knew that I associated it with the strong sense of
"The Toilet Paper Tigers" is one of Korman's better books for middle-school-ish readers, a quick and funny read about a Little League team in a small Texas town and the girl from New York who turns them into champions (I don't regard that as a spoiler, incidentally, I don't think anyone has ever written a book or movie about a Little League team that doesn't end with them being champions of one sort or another). Though worth reading on its own, I also have a soft spot for it as it is set in an a...
Entry 1-Kirsty was an antagonist,but turned into a protagonist. Corey Johnson and all the other Feather Soft Tigers are protagonists. Professor Pendergast is the coach,but knows nothing about baseball.Entry 2-The point of view is from Corey Johnson. The setting is mainly at the baseball field. The theme is sometimes things tht you think are horrrible actually turn out to be good.Entry 3-Kirsty pretends like she is a New Yorker, but she is actually from Bedrock Dam. She gets involved with all of
I think it was a good book and I can't believe Gordon Korman made this happen. This book is about a baseball team that really is bad and after working hard they improve. This book remind me of the movie "Bad News Bears" if you haven't seen that movie yet. I rated it 5 stars because 1 of those books (because I like baseball) that you wanted to get to the end. I also like that they had use probably my most favorite author who made swindle,and all those books last thing when it takes about 11-12 da...
Update: This is the next book that Ben and I'll be reading aloud.Utter hilarity. I've probably read this book at least ten times, if not more. I was very skeptical when my sister first gave me this book in middle school, but Gordon Korman turned into one of my favorite authors. I'm not too sure about his new stuff, but this is classic team-rising-from-obscurity/utter awfulness via blackmail. Hard to beat that.
Even bad Korman is better than a lot of books, but thankfully The Toilet Paper Tigers isn't bad. More mid-tier Korman--not among his greats, pretty engaging and interesting. A nice good guy-bad "guy" rapport between the two main characters. Somewhat predictable, but in a nice heart-warming way. Perfect for the baseball-fan kids out there. (Though I maintain that the only real way to introduce anyone to Korman is through I Want To Go Home!, though I might be biased.)
Summary:Jhonson Korey wants to join the baseball team. But when he gets to kno that his coach is a proffesor and is a Science teacher and dosen't know how to play baseball he understands that the team has to do it themselves. And then comes Kristy the proffesor's grand-daughter. Kristy says she's from New York and is gonna help them train. But you will have to read the book fing out the journey wether good or bad...
This is about a baseball team in Little League. The coach knows NOTHING about baseball and the team stinks! But the coach's daughter takes over a week it goes crazy! The team starts to win games,by a lot! They might even be the best team. But some crazy things start to take place and things get out of hand.Highly reccomend, Jake B. read it because I told him to and he liked it a lot.
This book was great in my opinion for anyone who enjoys sports books. The reason I feel this way is because it doesn't incorporate the same message as almost all other sports books do. I felt that it was very different and not predictable, I also really liked how they developed the characters, overall all it was a really good story.
the toilet paper tigers is a good book that recommend to you. it is a funny book with a lot of funny jokes and antecedents that happen throughout the book.i like it when he falls out of the closet and tackles tuba Dave. or the chores they have to do for Ryan. over all i thought this book was great and people who like sports and humor books should read it.
This is one of my childhood favourites. I started reading it to Ryan, who was a little league umpire for years and he didn't find it as funny. He had lots of stories about teams that were a lot worse and so on. But I like it.
It was a good book,encompassing everything imaginable. I can relate to this, because I've had my share of pathetic teams. I liked when they do jobs for Ryan, because they think his family is poor. Corey was my favorite character, because I can put myself into his shoes the most often.