Poetry Friday is hosted today by On The Way to Somewhere with Rena J.Traxel.
For Poetry Friday -- "Extra innings: baseball poems" selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrated by Scott Medlock.
One of the great things about summer is baseball. Hopkins acknowledges America's passion for the game with a collection of 19 verses by various poets richly illustrated in handsome oils by Medlock. The opening verse sums up the collection's focus on the game for players and fans with: Analysis of Baseball by May Swenson --
and the mitt.
Ball hits bat
or it hits mitt.
Young readers will find this book is a home run.