Poem Runs (Hardcover)

Baseball Poems and Paintings

By Douglas Florian

HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780547688381, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/24/2015)
Prebound (3/24/2015)

List Price: 16.99*
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From the first pitch to the last out and all nine innings between, Douglas Florian’s
collection of baseball poems brings wordplay, wit, and laughter to America’s
springtime tradition. Featuring a mean-armed pitcher, a daisy-picking right fielder,
and a lightning-swift base stealer, Poem Runs combines irresistible language and
Florian’s signature child-friendly, bold illustration style in this celebration of the magic
of baseball.

About the Author

DOUGLAS FLORIAN is the creator of many acclaimed poetry picture books, including lizards, frogs, and polliwogs, a Child Magazine Best Book of the Year; mammalabilia, an ABA's Pick of the Lists; and insectlopedia, a New York Times bestseller, ALA Notable Children's Book, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. He lives with his family in New York City.

Praise For Poem Runs: Baseball Poems and Paintings

"Upbeat poems that exude a bravado and competitive spirit that's perfect for the subject matter...this one's a blast."--Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A great choice for sandlot players who just want to have fun."--School Library Journal

"An enjoyable collection of verse aimed at children who play the game."--Booklist