Synopses & Reviews
[insert star] "This one's a blast."and#8212;Publishers Weekly, starred reviewand#160;The winter is through./The springtime is here./The season is new./The weather is clear./We're ready to hit one/Right over the wall./The winter is through--/Throw out the first ball!and#160;From the first pitch to the last out, this collection of baseballand#160;poems offer something for anyone whoand#8217;s ever playedand#8212;or watchedand#8212;a game of baseball. Florian's Poem Runs combines irresistible language and his signature child-friendly, bold illustration style in this celebration of the magic of baseball.and#160;
"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
In the tradition of Edward Lear, Calef Brown has fashioned fourteen nonsense poems so wacky that both young and old will be unable to suppress their laughter. Invented words and sounds and their visual counterparts create both an audible and a visual feast. This is the kind of silliness children (and many adults) relish.
In the tradition of Edward Lear, Brown pens 14 nonsense poems so wacky that readers won't be able to suppress their laughter. Invented words and sounds and their visual counterparts create both an audible and a visual feast. Full color.
Take me out the the ball game!and#160;Celebrate oneand#160; of America's favorite spring and summer pastimes with this collection of witty baseball poems written and illustrated by Douglas Florian.
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.
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
About the Author
Calef Brown began his career as a tour guide at an early age, when he discovered the simple joy of pointing things out. He is also an artist, writer, and frequently a blue elephant. Mr. Browns illustrations have appeared in many magazines and newspapers, and his paintings have been exhibited in N.Y., L.A., S.F., and other places without fancy initials, like Osaka and Rome. He lives in Maine.