From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2—This is a sweet and earnest story about the author's younger brother, who struggles to name his "it" and begin the road to fulfillment in life. The Dungy family puts its faith in God and encourages the boys to do so too. When a toothache brings Linden to the dentist's office, he finds the excitement he's been looking for and ends up becoming a dentist himself. Dungy is a natural storyteller, and readers will buy into this warm family despite some disconnected narrative elements and a tired plot. Bates is skilled at creating charming characters, and her watercolor paintings evoke a vibrant family life. Dungy's name will be familiar to Pro Football fans.—Lisa Egly Lehmuller, St. Patrick's Catholic School, Charlotte, NC
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About the Author
Amy June Bates has illustrated many books for children, including That’s What I’d Do
and Sweet Dreams
by Jewel; Waiting for the Magic
by Patricia McLachlan; Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight
by Kathleen Krull; The Dog Who Belonged to No One
by Amy Hest; and You Can Do It!
by Tony Dungy. She graduated from Brigham Young University and now lives with her husband and three children in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Visit her at AmyBates.com.
Tony Dungy and his wife Lauren Dungy are active members of a number of family, faith, and community-based organizations, including All Pro Dad, iMom, Fellowship of Chrstian Athletes, Mentors for Life, Family First, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and the Boys and Girls Club of America. Tony is a former NFL player and retired head coach of the 2006 Superbowl Champions, the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League.