Sunday, November 11, 2012

Poem Runs: Baseball Poems and Paintings by Douglas Florian - ESSENTIAL

Florian, Douglas Poem Runs: Baseball Poems and Paintings. 32 pgs. Harcourt Children's Books, 2012. $16.99. PICTURE BOOK.

An original collection of poems about baseball. Each position earns its own poem and illustration, including the umpire and right-fielder. Various other aspects of the game are covered as well. Sure to appeal to sports lovers, this book would be a nice addition to a library collection. The simple text is easily accessible for kids of different reading levels, and the poems are just playful enough to be used in classroom discussions about various poetic devices. The author is clearly knowledgable about the sport, which baseball-loving readers should appreciate.

EL - ESSENTIAL. Reviewed by: Caryn.

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