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
"Lots of fun for a wide age range--including adults."--Booklist
"Florian finds mischievous reptile lore that will make young readers laugh."--Publishers Weekly
"A delightfully poetic peek into the world of reptiles and amphibians . . .children will giggle and holler for more."--The Boston Herald
"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
From transparent glass frogs and ravenous rattlesnakes to sticky geckos and stressed-out skinks, this slithery spectacle showcases once again Douglas Florian's incomparable skill for making poetry informative, fun--and irresistible!
Twenty-one toadally hilarious reptile and amphibian poems from bestselling poet and painter 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.
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.