Poem Runs by Douglas Florian
Baseball Poems

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Synopsis

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 Douglas Florian

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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.
 
Published April 3, 2012 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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There’s little new or surprising here, but the poems generally capture the joy of boys and girls playing just for the love of the game.

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Publishers Weekly

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Florian gives readers a tour of the baseball diamond, focusing mostly on the various positions on the field, in upbeat poems that exude a bravado and competitive spirit that’s perfect for the subject matter.

Feb 06 2012 | Read Full Review of Poem Runs: Baseball Poems

City Book Review

Boys tend to dismiss poetry as not being very interesting, but boys love baseball, and all of the poems in this book are about baseball.

Mar 27 2012 | Read Full Review of Poem Runs: Baseball Poems

Portland Book Review

The “Warm Up” poem instructs plays to “S T R E T C H out those muscles.” “Right Fielder” is a funny poem that features a girl who can’t run or catch but can pick the perfect daisy!

Jan 26 2013 | Read Full Review of Poem Runs: Baseball Poems

Portland Book Review

The “Warm Up” poem instructs plays to “S T R E T C H out those muscles.” “Right Fielder” is a funny poem that features a girl who can’t run or catch but can pick the perfect daisy!

Jan 26 2013 | Read Full Review of Poem Runs: Baseball Poems

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