Tulip at the Bat by J. Patrick Lewis

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Celebrated children's poet J. Patrick Lewis takes Ernest Thayer's classic baseball poem "Casey at the Bat" and parodies it with signature wordplay and funny images to create a wonderful read aloud. Amiko Hirao's striking cut-paper art brings to life animals of all kinds, from octopi to hippopotami, as they take the field in the final game of the World Series.

About J. Patrick Lewis

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J. Patrick Lewis is a prolific writer of children's picture books and poetry books, including The Bookworm's Feast, Blackbeard: the Pirate King, and The Last Resort. Amiko Hirao grew up in Japan, and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her debut book for L,B, All Aboard!, received starred reviews from PW, Kirkus, and SLJ.
Published April 1, 2007 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The New York Pets square off against the Boston Beasts, with the usual result, in this very distant cousin to “Casey at the Bat.” It’s the bottom of the ninth, two outs, Boston up by one—but with Pets pitcher Armand Armand Octopus hugging second and corpulent outfielder Amanda Elephant really hol...

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The Pets players taking the field include Truffles Piglet (who ""digs a grounder like a spud""), Lance Porcupine (wearing ""fifty-fingered baseball gloves"") and the title character, Tulip Hippo (with ""double stubble chins"" and a tutu ""held together by a dozen safety pins""), on whom the fate ...

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