STOP THAT BALL! is one of my favorite childhood books from when I was growing up. I still have my original copy. First my mother read it to me. Then I read it over, and over, and over! If you don't have a copy of STOP THAT BALL! for your kids, get one. It's that important. Of course I may be a bit biased, but I'm pretty sure you'll thank me. Or least be thankful. It's a great rhyming book, which I am partial to as well. Also, it's one of those circular stories. The ending leaves you wondering what happens next. Oh no!