Hurry up! Come one—come all!
We’re off to watch the bats play ball!
You’ll never forget your first game: the green so green, the presence of heroes past, and togetherness with family and friends, rooting for the home team.
But you think humans are the only ones who enjoy America’s national pastime? Grab your bat—the other kind—and your mitt, and join these captivating bats as they flutter off to watch their all-stars compete. How about a mothdog? Or some Cricket Jack?
In sweeping compositions that transport fans to the rightside-up and upside-down world of bats at play, Brian Lies treats us to a whole new ballgame.
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Pictures light-handedly capture the Cheshire Bat, Winnie the Bat and Little Red Riding Bat, only to be trumped by some ill-considered sermonizing—“But little bats will have to learn / the reason that we must return.” Buy it for the pictures.| Read Full Review of Bats at the Ballgame
Gathering up “our buckets, trowels, / banjoes, blankets, books, and towels,” a family of bats flits out to the beach for a moonlit picnic of “yummy treats”—“Beetles, ants, and milkweed bugs, / crickets, moths, and pickled slugs.| Read Full Review of Bats at the Ballgame
Baseball stadiums have an innate magic, never more so than in the hands of Lies, whose latest has the winged creatures gathering for an epic game, complete with "beenuts and Cricket Jack," and an upside down audience.Jul 19 2010 | Read Full Review of Bats at the Ballgame
Lots of young teams went to see our local professional team play, so the calls for “mothdogs” and “cricket jacks” will tickle these aspiring athletes.Oct 08 2010 | Read Full Review of Bats at the Ballgame
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