“He struck out every time at bat. He wasn’t good at all. But something beyond baseball brought a smile to Randy’s face. What Randy Riley really loved was stuff from outer space!”
He tries to warn his parents to no avail…so he knows what he has to do. He gathers all of his gear and heads back to the shed to work on his solution.
Finally at breakfast on the 19th day, the news announcer screams “emergency!” “Code Red!” the town panics as they hear that the fireball will hit by noon!
But not Randy, he runs to his shed and rips his tarp off of his massive robot man.
With his remote control handy, he guides the gigantic robot down to the old mill where he rips the smoke stack off the hold abandoned mill.
And then according to his precise calculations, marches him up the hill to the spot the fireball will crash.
So, even though he still strikes out every time he’s up to bat…it’s Ok because Randy’s had the biggest hit of all!
I loved getting to sew a new set of sleeves, and with whatever fun colors I want! I used two shirts that I bought at Goodwill to make his shirt, and then because I can’t weld a giant metal robot, I just freezer paper-stenciled one onto the front to tie it in to this fabulous story…
check out Chris Van Dusen at your local library…I don’t know him, I just love all of his stuff! (he’s the illustrator for the Mercy Watson books, too!)
Check back with iCandy later for a tutorial on how to sew your own boy some ‘sleeves.’
and, thanks for having me for this series!
See you soon!
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