Who's on First by Bud Abbott, Lou Costello


Who's on First by Bud Abbott, Lou Costello

Who's on first. What's on second. I Don't Know's on third. One of the classic comedy sketches of all time is now transformed into a priceless picture book-and it's a great read for kids of all ages. Follow the mistaken identities, confusion, and lots of laughs as Rabbit and Bear act out this scene. The book will appeal to Abbott and Costello fans, baseball fans, and anyone who enjoys funny banter-driven picture books. It is illustrated in full color with slightly retro stylized illustrations.


Martz s clever graphics make the premise clear to the youngest readers...Parents can now introduce the routine earlier than has been traditional for young fans and, as we all know, participating in tradition is the essence of the love of baseball. Newsday ...miscommunications have never been so much fun. USA Today, 3 out of 4 stars Who's on First?by Abbott and Costellopresents the print version of the duo's hilarious skit, guaranteed to make you laugh. Sacramento Bee ...delightfully illustrated...If you have children who enjoy baseball or softball, this is a perfect complement to their personal library. Wired s Geek Mom Martz

. Boing Boing A laugh-out-load read, this book of baseball banter knocks one right out of the park. The Talking Walnut cannotstop smiling [this] delightfullyillustratedtakeon the classic comedy skit by Abbott and Costello is for theyoung. . .andyoung-at-heart. Examiner.com Who sonFirst?isa delightfully funny book with illustrations that bring theroutineonto a new platform that even the youngest fan will understand andenjoy. Kid Lit Reviews Yourtotzwill be instant fans. Reader Totz thisbook s a hit with me RonnaMandel, Good Reads with Ronna A very funny read Fiction State of Mind My twelve-year-old thinks both the wordsandthe pictures are very funny and laughed out loud reading it. City Book Review [We]hada blast reading thebook [and] JohnMartzpresentsdelightful illustrations that just pop off the page. Hudson Valley Parent Iftheantics of Abbott and Costello made generations of adults double over withlaughter, imagine how much kids will love it when this tale is acted out fromthepoint of view of a rabbit and a bear.Thegiggleswill benonstop!Martz gives his characters all the visual slapstick cuesandverbal antics of this Abbott and Costello classic, and brings their brandofcomedy to full life for a new generation.This book is afantasticintroduction to classic American humor. Mollie Sultenfuss, Pages Books & Coffee, Newton, KS ...be prepared to turn the pages fast. Publishers Weekly

About the Author

WILLIAM BUD ABBOTT and LOU COSTELLO are among the most famous duos in entertainment history. Together they starred in 36 films and made countless appearances on television and radio. In 1956, they were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. In 1999, Time magazine named Who's on First? the best comedy sketch of the 20th century. JOHN MARTZ is a cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Toronto with his wife and dog. John loves cartoons, comics, and comedy and grew up watching Abbott and Costello movies. He listened to Who's on First? so many times as a kid that he had it memorized.

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40 pages


Bud Abbott, Lou Costello
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Publication date

11th February 2013



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