By Brian Lies
Hurry up! Come one'come all! we are off to monitor the bats play ball! you will always remember your first online game: the golf green so eco-friendly, the presence of heroes earlier, and togetherness with friends and family, rooting for the house workforce. yet you think that people are the one ones who get pleasure from America's nationwide hobby? seize your bat'the different kind'and your mitt, and sign up for those attractive bats as they flutter off to monitor their all-stars compete. How a couple of mothdog? Or a few Cricket Jack? In sweeping compositions that delivery fanatics to the rightside-up and upside-down global of bats at play, Brian Lies treats us to an entire new ballgame.
- Format: Library Binding
- Publication Date: 9/6/2010
- Pages: 32
- Reading point: Age four and Up
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Www. hmhbooks. com The textual content of this ebook is determined in 18-point Legacy. The illustrations are acrylic paint on Strathmore paper. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication info Lies, Brian. Bats on the ballgame / written and illustrated through Brian Lies. p. cm. precis: groups of bats play an exhilarating night three-hitter. ISBN 978-0-547-24970-4 [1. tales in rhyme. 2. Bats—Fiction. three. Baseball—Fiction. ] I. name. PZ8. three. L618Bar 2010 [E]—dc22 2009049694 synthetic in Singapore TWP 10 nine eight 7 6 five four three 2 1 4500218527 nightfall creeps in, and day is completed. the previous couple of rays of obdurate sunlight hang to hilltop, tree, and city. we want that shall we push it down! stressed wings start to itch— excitement's at a fever pitch. finally it is time, and with a sigh, we hustle out to diamond sky. Hurry up! Come one—come all! we are off to monitor the bats play ball! How may possibly any bat put out of your mind? In the entire numerous years we now have met, it kind of feels the crew we are going to play this night has overwhelmed us in each struggle. We wing from darkish to stunning shiny, startled through the lovely sight of colours like now we have by no means noticeable: the brown so brown, the golf green so eco-friendly. A flying seller flutters close to. "Mothdogs! Get yer mothdogs right here! " increase a wing and trap a snack: "Perhaps you would like a few Cricket Jack? " We convey our tickets, locate our locations, watch the grounds workforce lay the bases. They roll the foul traces, rake the mound, form the sphere, and tender the floor. surprising silence—then a cheer: Hooray! The baseball bats are the following! A bat megastar sings our anthem music. With wing on middle, we sing alongside, and while she's performed, the umpires name, "Welcome, fans—and now... play ball! " whatever adjustments with these phrases. We suppose a magic shift, and journey the currents of the sport as time is determined adrift. initially, we are choked with reckless pleasure— their batters strike out quickly. but if our batters strike out too, our laughter does not final. Our avid gamers clutter throughout the video game from innings via 5. With not anything chalked up within the 6th, they have not come alive. yet within the 7th, indicators of lifestyles! ... Too undesirable it isn't our staff. Their fearless flyer cruises domestic and tramples on our dream. we discover a golden second in the course of all of it: The batter swings, it is going foul— we achieve ... and seize the ball! Ohh... cling me up within the rafters! cling me up through the feet! purchase me a few beenuts and Cricket Jock— "Get it going! Throw a strike! " We flap and howl and frown. The seventh-inning stretch arrives finally, to chill us down. We shake our ft and lift our wings. In voices excessive and robust, jointly, the entire lovers belt out the well-known bat-ball tune. Then again at bat, our batters swing, yet cannot achieve any flooring. There does not appear to be a manner to show this video game round! Grandbats speak of higher occasions, of fields and heroes previous. Their recommendations slide homeward over the years, throughout everlasting grass. Then—CRACK! —the echo rockets 'round and yanks us to this day. The bat at bat has smashed the ball, its conceal torn away. Our flyer swoops from base to base, and if he rankings, we are tied!