January 6, 2013

Who's on First?

cover image of Who's on First?
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello

This picture book adaptation of the famous Abbott and Costello comedy sketch features a big brown bear (Abbott) and a plump white rabbit (Costello) created by illustrator John Martz. The players are animals also – Who is a snake, What is a dog and I-Don’t-Know is a chicken. Stylized retro illustrations and speech bubbles give energy and pizazz to the picture book version. The distinctive banter and cadence of the duo’s voices can’t be replicated – Publisher’s Weekly suggests “play one of the many versions of the skit available online. Once those amazing voices and rhythms are ingrained in readers’ minds, read the book aloud. And be prepared to turn the pages fast.” Spring training is just around the corner, what better way to prepare? Ages 6-9