Friday, August 27, 2010

Poetry Friday Roundup is hosted today by Book Aunt.

Today's selection is - The fastest game on two feet: and other poems about how sports began -- written by Alice Low and illustrated by John O'Brien. In addition to the often humorous verse, Low includes facts and a timeline about the origin of the sports that range from gymnastics to golf, basketball to bowling. O'Brien's lively ink and watercolor illustrations are a happy addition to the text.

Friday's Famous First: Can you identify the title and author of this first line? "Muchachos and muchachas, boys and girls, do you know what happened to the fearless little girl who lives in the pink stucco house behind the plaza?"

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