Jenny and Joanna love their imaginative and exciting grandmother. It's hard to guess what Grandma is going to do next. But this time, when the old lady arrives to take them to an outing, Jenny and Joa
Jenny and Joanna love their imaginative and exciting grandmother. It's hard to guess what Grandma is going to do next. But this time, when the old lady arrives to take them to an outing, Jenny and Joanna are really puzzled. Their parents protest. It's a school day! What could be more important than school? But Grandma won't take no for an answer. And with the promise, "Just this once," she whisks them off to Yankee Stadium for an unforgettable afternoon at the ballgame.
Set to the lyrics of the seventh-inning-stretch baseball anthem, Take Me Out to the Ballgame is an exuberant romp. Preschoolers and early readers will sing along as they share in the excitement of banners, hot dogs, a roaring crowd, rooting for the home team - all part of the glory that is baseball. A perfect book for beginner readers, boisterous singers, and all future fans of America's favourite sport.
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"There is a crowd, there are peanuts, and Cracker Jacks, and rooting for the home team - each and every bit of the experience made even more energetic and exuberant courtesy of Kovalski's watercolours."
— Globe and Mail
"This title is sure to be a hit with baseball fans young and old."
— School Library Journal
". . . the breezy artwork sets a cheerful tone as the loving grandmother shares her unconventional family values with the children she loves."
". . . a whimsical story about the adventures of two young girls who love to play baseball. . . The illustrations themselves tell a story and help the reader feel as if he or she were part of the game itself."
-- Daily Press
A Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Favourites selection for 2005
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one of Canada's most beloved children's writers/illustrators, has received many honors, including the Governor General's Award shortlist, a CLA Notable, a Parent's Choice Illustrator's Honor, and two nominations for the Mr. Christie's Book Award. Born in the Bronx, Maryann was inspired by a recent move back to New York to completely overhaul her 1992 bestseller, Take Me Out to the Ballgame, with a brand new story and locations that celebrate the Bronx of her youth.