Ever the hopeful optimist, Dewey’s can-do attitude is what makes him the center of it all. As a baby, his parents noticed that he would gravitate toward toys that were sports related. He would actually fuss, and even cry, if he received a toy that wasn’t along the lines of a basketball, football, baseball, or hockey stick. Dewey’s father, also an avid sports aficionado, does when her was young (WHAT DOES THIS SENTENCE MEAN?). His mother, Mrs. Does, is a strong-willed woman who provides a strong role model for the young boy. As a nine year-old boy who loves sports, Dewey is the hero of the reading book series who encourages his friends to persevere through life’s challenges and never give up.