Screaming message book a la 1976! But, I found it charming and sweet and realistic too. The joy of dancing is conveyed beautifully and I like baseball too (as a spectator for both, although I used to be a folk dancing fiend). The illustrations are lovely; the story is slight but good, though I hope a bit dated. But, I enjoyed Max and Lisa and the story and the illustrations. I found it so funny when Max gradually starts to participate.