by Brad Herzog
Now even the smallest of fans can enjoy a book about their favorite sport. Rhyming riddles accompanied by colorful artwork help introduce the game's simplest, most basic elements.
- Dewey: 796.357
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Boardbook (9781585365470): 20 pages, 7 (w) x 5 (h), © 2011, 02/17/2011
- PDF (9781410308191): 20 pages, 7 (w) x 5 (h), © 2011, 08/02/2011
- Hosted ebook (9781627535373): 20 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Series: Little Sports
A Review of "Little Baseball" in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine
Reviewed on 1 July 2011
Baseball is such fun for all ages, and this board book brings some interesting aspects of the game easily within reach of even young children. Each page has a simple baseball related riddle; the answer appears on the next page. The illustrations are rich, creamy, and inviting. In our house, our 5-year-old read each page, while our toddler provided answers to the riddles. What fun we had!
This would be an especially good book to read with preschoolers before and during a baseball game to engage their interest and keep the wiggles at bay for several innings or more. Highly recommended!
Author: Brad Herzog
Chicago native Brad Herzog’s first published story was the tale of his brief stint as a big league bat boy. He has watched the Cubs play from the box seats, the bleachers, the press box, even the Wrigleyville rooftops. Among his numerous books for Sleeping Bear Press are baseball books—H is for Home Run, Full Count, Little Baseball, I Spy With My Little Eye Baseball, and W is for Wrigley: The Friendly Confines Alphabet. A multiple winner from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Brad has written dozens of other books about subjects ranging from soccer and small-town America to civil rights and saving the planet. He now lives on California’s Monterey Peninsula with his wife, but visits schools around the country as a guest author, inspiring students about the joys of reading and writing and the possibilities of imagination.
Illustrator: Doug Bowles
A graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio, Doug Bowles has been a freelance illustrator for 20 years. In addition to Doug’s illustrations for children, he enjoys working with a wide range of clients in the advertising, corporate and editorial communities. His work has been selected many times in the Society of Illustrators West competition, and he has had several gallery showings. Doug lives in Leawood, Kansas, with his wife and two children.