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Tulip at the Bat

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Celebrated children's poet J. Patrick Lewis takes Ernest Thayer's classic baseball poem "Casey at the Bat" and parodies it with signature wordplay and funny images to create a wonderful read aloud. Amiko Hirao's striking cut-paper art brings to life animals of all kinds, from octopi to hippopotami, as they take the field in the final game of the World Series.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Little, Brown Young Readers
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Ryan
I don't like poetry, anthropomorphism, or baseball, so naturally this book didn't stand a chance.
And shouldn't the title be "Tulip at Bat"? Baseball fans, please feel free to correct me. (Then slap yourself upside the head for liking such a boring sport.)
Lorraine Robinson
Very descriptive writing. Creative in the way the story frames each animal to a baseball player or fan. Gives animals life-like characteristics. Great for children who like baseball or animals. A different type of poetry, some use of rhyming.
Tricia
animals playing baseball. no real story. steve said stupid and have to say i agree.
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J. Patrick Lewis is the current Children's Poet Laureate. He has written more than seventy children's books, including Once Upon a Tomb: Gravely Humorous Verses. J. Patrick Lewis lives in Ohio.
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