February 17, 2011

Bats at the Ballgame by Brian Lies

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 11:05 pm by suebe2

Bats at the Ballgame

by Brian Lies

Houghton Mifflin

AR 3.3

Mothdogs, Cricket Jacks and hard playing baseball bats.  What could be more fun than an evening at the ball field?

From the arrival of the first fans to the work of the grounds crew, anticipation builds.  How will our team do?

“At first, we’re full of reckless joy —
their batters strike out fast.
But when our batters strike out too,
our laughter doesn’t last.”

Brian Lies trademark humor shines through in the illustrations and the text.  Adults and young readers alike will relish looking for bat related riffs on baseball from the snacks to the songs that Lies brings to life in the pages of this story.

Because Lies writes rhyming text, this makes for a fun read aloud that the baseball lover in your life is sure to ask for again and again.

If you aren’t reading it aloud, don’t be surprised if you get so caught up in the illustrations that you have to go back and read the book again.

An excellent choice for bat lovers, baseball lovers and readers who simply love to laugh.

–SueBE

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