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Gr 3 Up-Thayer's classic poem of the 19th-century baseball legend has been revived for a new generation in this creatively designed package. From the first look at the cover, produced to resemble a vintage scrapbook, through the interior views of pages from the "Mudville Monitor," Bing has orchestrated every detail to great effect. Each double spread, rendered in ink and brush on scratchboard, is a scene from the poem. The multitude of lines adds energy; the multiple perspectives create interest. Overlaid on this tattered "newsprint" is baseball memorabilia (cards, tickets, medallions, postcards), as well as cleverly fabricated ads or editorials that relate to the moment. The book will be enjoyed by intergenerational partners who can pore over the pages and point things out to one another. It would be a gold mine for teachers seeking inspiration for period projects.-Wendy Lukehart, Dauphin County Library, Harrisburg, PA
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Fun bookl, fabulous illustrations. Anyone over 50 grew up knowing this legend, and youngsters now should enjoy it tooPublished 15 months ago by Louise
I teach middle school and this book is perfect to go along with the literary text. Very colorful and the students love it.Published 16 months ago by J. Fletcher
We all know this story some of us by heart yet it was difficult to visually follow it in the format presented in this book.
I would not recommend it or even gift it.
We are doing a unit of study on baseball with second graders. Though the Caldecott edition of Casey at the Bat is beautifully done, the one by Polacco is adorable, inviting and... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Shelly Dorfman
There are many picture book versions of the classic poem, this is perhaps the best. One can appreciate why it was selected as a Caldecott Honor Book because the nuance and detail... Read morePublished 22 months ago by mister hernandez
Buddy just had his first child and he's a baseball fanatic. Was a Christmas gift for him and his daughterPublished 22 months ago by Jason McLead