Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Quacky Baseball by Peter Abrahams--OPTIONAL

Abrahams, Peter. Quacky Baseball, illustrated by Frank Morrison. Harper Collins Children, 2011. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK. This picture book about ducks playing baseball is definitely quacky—with occasional baseball tips and a text full of baseball jargon. The Webbies are playing the Quackers and it is close. Thumby makes an amazing catch. Flakey hits a single down the middle. Thumby’s at the plate with two “steee-rike(s)”. Will the Webbies get their first win? The expressive and action-packed illustrations are a homerun. The text reads like an announcer giving play by play descriptions. Baseball fans who know what “long drives” and “singles” are will enjoy this trip to the ballgame. EL – OPTIONAL. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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