Batter Up Wombat

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Batter Up Wombat

By Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator); Helen Lester

Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Library Binding, 9780618737840, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2006


This was a brand-new baseball season, and the Champs were ready to go in their spiffy clean uniforms. Nevermind that the previous year they finished last in the North American Mammal League, this season would be different. But when a Wombat wanders onto the field opening game day, the Champs have no idea just how different the game was about to become. Young readers and listeners are sure to delight in Helen Lester’s hilarious baseball lingo wordplay as Lynn Munsinger’s illustrations capture the befuddled Wombat and his earnest attempts to fit in and play ball.

Praise For Batter Up Wombat

"Comically absurd wordplay and Munsinger's typically goofy art make this an unbeatable combination." Kirkus Reviews