Monday, July 20, 2009

Change-up Baseball Poems

Change-up: Baseball PoemsI loved finding this book at our wonderful Columbus Metropolitan Library. Change-up Baseball poems by Gene Fehler and illustrated by Donald Wu. There are so many boys in my classroom who will be so thrill when I share this book with them. The author Gene Fehler was called "the Shell Silverstein of baseball by The Sporting News. He is a true baseball fan and only someone who feels the passion for this sport can truly write about the excitement and thrill of this sport. I really like how Gene Fehler's first poem in this book starts a poem during the winter season, when the baseball field is nothing but a blanket of snow. And that's how this book ends as well, in winter time when a child contemplates the field and cannot wait till spring start. I am sure you will enjoy Gene Fehler's poems from winnings, loses, superstitions, cheering, to teammates, and field. It is a book to be enjoyed many times over.

1 comment:

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