Here Comes the Strikeout!

Overview

In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers—they could read the story comfortably and not feel overwhelmed by the text. Following suit came such classics as Peggy Parish's Amelia Bedelia series, Lillian Hoban's books about Arthur the monkey, and Syd Hoff's popular Danny and the Dinosaur. Many books ...

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Overview

In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers—they could read the story comfortably and not feel overwhelmed by the text. Following suit came such classics as Peggy Parish's Amelia Bedelia series, Lillian Hoban's books about Arthur the monkey, and Syd Hoff's popular Danny and the Dinosaur. Many books in this series are special in the depth of emotion evoked - Little Bear, the Frog and Toad books by Arnold Lobel, and Daniel’s Duck by Clyde Bulla, to name a few - and all are enjoyed by children of all ages. Grade 1 - Grade 3.

Bobby changes from an "easy out" to a game-winning hitter with the help of a friend and a lot of hard work.

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Editorial Reviews

Carolyn Phelan
From the author and illustrator of "The Wild Baby" (1981) comes an offbeat story of a little old man who leads a lonely life. Although he's nice to everyone, "the dogs would growl at him, and the old men would trip him when he went out for his morning stroll." One day, a dog befriends him, and they live happily together. When the dog also makes friends with a little girl, the little old man walks away, heartbroken. He returns to find that they can all be friends. Wry, sensitive ink drawings illustrate the bittersweet tale. While the story's droll humor will not appeal to everyone, libraries with large beginning reader collections may want to consider this one.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758761361
  • Publisher: Follett Library Resources
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Pages: 64

Meet the Author

Leonard Kessler has illustrated over two hundred books for children, many of which he also wrote, including the I Can Read Books Last One In Is a Rotten Egg; Kick, Pass, and Run; and Here Comes the Strikeout. He lives in Sarasota, Florida.

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