Who's on First?

Who's on First?

A baseball player asks his coach for the names of his new teammates. Despite Coach's warning about funny names, the new catcher becomes more and more confused as the explanation goes on and on in this home run picture book presentation of Abbott and Costello's classic comedy routine.

The infield is easy: "Who's on first. What's on second. I Don't Know's on third" says Coach, a tall bear with a calm expression. The chubby bunny catcher's puzzled face fills a whole page, as he tries to process this information.

By the time they get to the outfield - "And the left fielder's name?" asks the catcher. "Why" answers Coach - the bunny's exasperation is extreme, and the procession of varied animals in pinstriped baseball shirts grows.

Fans of baseball or funny stories or wacky humor will enjoy reading "Who's On First?" again and again, enjoying illustrator Martz's skill at making the players indeed look like teammates while keeping their own animal characteristics intact.

Recommended by: Katy Manck, Librarian-at-Large (retired academic/corporate/school librarian), Gilmer, Texas, USA – blogging young adult books beyond the bestsellers at http://BooksYALove.com

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