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Monday, July 15, 2013

Review: Who's On First? (Illustrated by Martz)

Title: Who's On First?
Author: Abbott (Illustrator: Martz)
Genre: Fiction, Picture Books, Baseball, Humor
Pages: 40

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Ages: Kindergarten-2nd grade

Yes, Mondays are becoming "Picture Book" review days. There's just so many good books out there this summer for all ages. In honor of tomorrow's MLB All-Star game, I thought I would highlight this favorite from my summer reading list for the younger crowd. 

From the Publisher: 
"Who's on first. What's on second. I Don't Know's on third." One of the classic comedy sketches of all time is now transformed into a priceless picture book-and it's a great read for kids of all ages. Follow the mistaken identities, confusion, and lots of laughs as Rabbit and Bear act out this scene.  Illustrated in full color with slightly retro stylized illustrations.

This is the classic routine from Abbott & Costello. I actually grew up listening to re-runs of this and have always enjoyed watching old footage of the comedy greats performing this sketch. ("Third base!") Martz' illustrations really lend well to bringing this humor to all ages. Rabbit and Bear are such great characters...as were Bud and Lou. This is a book not to be missed!

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