Tuesday, June 14, 2016

You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?! by Jonah Winter - ADVISABLE

Winter, Jonah You Never Heard of Casey Stengel?!, illustrated by Barry Blitt. PICTUREBOOK. Penguin Random House, 2016. $17.99.   

In this humorous biography of baseball legend Casey Stengel, readers are introduced to the mediocre player and then presented with the amazing manager who stood up for himself and his decisions, leading the New York Yankees to consecutive wins. He often was his own worst enemy because he was so goofy.  

Longish for a picturebook, the illustrations are pen and ink and watercolor and are as fun as the text - don’t miss Stengel in his boxers!  Plenty of information within the text itself, with some fun extra tidbits as sidelines.  Includes a glossary of baseball terms, online resources and an author’s note, this is a fun addition to your biography section.  

EL, MS - ADVISABLE  Lisa Librarian

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