“Perfect for fans of Big Nate and Dork Diaries.”—Nerdy Book Club
It’s curveball after curveball for star pitcher Gabby Garcia in the final book of this laugh-out-loud illustrated series full of doodles, sports trivia, and home-run humor!
Gabby has gotten her team out of some tough jams on the mound, but when a freak accident temporarily takes her out of the game, she is at a total loss. Can Gabby still be Gabby if she's benched from the action?
None of it might matter, though, once she learns her family might move to another state. Gabby needs a game plan—and her playbook—more than ever!
About the Author
Iva-Marie Palmer is the author of the books in the Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook series. A former journalist who oversubscribes to periodicals, she loves books, running, cooking and eating elaborate meals, classic screwball comedies, food sold off carts and trucks, old movie palaces, word games and crossword puzzles, adventures large and small, indulging her curiosity and overextending herself. She lives with her husband, two sons, and a seeming inability to take her sunglasses off her head when indoors.
Praise for Gabby Garcia’s Ultimate Playbook: “You’re going to root, root, root for Gabby Garcia!” — Sarah Mlynowski, New York Times Bestselling Author of the Whatever After series
“Big thumbs up!” — Suzanne Selfors, author of the Ever After High series
“Sassy and fun!” — Lenore Look, award-winning author of the Alvin Ho series and the Ruby Lu series
“Hilarious and joyful.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Gabby’s diary like narration gives readers insight into the high-spirited protagonist’s thoughts and passion for baseball, and doodled illustrations give her playbook an authentic feel.” — ALA Booklist
“Gabby’s satisfying journey toward gaining a more team-focused attitude is narrated in a wry and witty voice that ought to win over many readers, sports fans or not.” — Publishers Weekly
“It’s refreshing to see a female ballplayer protagonist in a middle grade novel.” — School Library Journal