Synopses & Reviews
From the first pitch to the last out and all nine innings between, Douglas Florianand#8217;s
collection of baseball poems brings wordplay, wit, and laughter to Americaand#8217;s
springtime tradition. Featuring a mean-armed pitcher, a daisy-picking right fielder,
and a lightning-swift base stealer, Poem Runs combines irresistible language and
Florianand#8217;s signature child-friendly, bold illustration style in this celebration of the magic
"A home-run gift for a baseball fanatic."--Kirkus Reviews
"With its charming wordplay and humor, this book should win an audience among readers who long for the sun-warmed days of the baseball season all year long."--School Library Journal"A young player picks out a year's worth of baseball highs and lows. . . . Read alone or aloud, this provides just the ticket for driving out winter doldrums."--Booklist "With its enticing topic, sympathetic approach, and accessible verse for reading alone or aloud, this will bring youngsters out of the poetry dugout."--The Bulletin
"Upbeat poems that exude a bravado and competitive spirit that's perfect for the subject matter...this one's a blast."--Publishers Weekly, starred review "A great choice for sandlot players who just want to have fun."--School Library Journal "An enjoyable collection of verse aimed at children who play the game."--Booklist
Baseball season! For a kid who loves the sport, everything about it is important. Pitching, batting, sliding, winning, losing, Grandpa's knuckleballs, superstitious teammates, cheering spectators--even the infield dust . . . each has a place in the player's life. And all are captured here in Fehler's perceptive, exuberant poetry and Donald Wu's lively illustrations. Readers who play baseball will recognize a kindred spirit in the young narrator whose voice is heard in this book and will share his pleasure in every aspect of the game. Sports fans may even discover that they're poetry fans, too.
Readers who play baseball will recognize a kindred spirit in the young narrator, whose voice is heard in this collection of exuberant poetry. Full color.
Celebrate America's favorite pastime with this collection of witty baseball poems written and illustrated by Douglas Florian, the author of the New York Times best-seller insectlopedia.
About the Author
DOUGLAS FLORIAN is the creator of many acclaimed poetry picture books, including lizards, frogs, and polliwogs, a Child Magazine Best Book of the Year; mammalabilia, an ABA's Pick of the Lists; and insectlopedia, a New York Times bestseller, ALA Notable Children's Book, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. He lives with his family in New York City.