Not only is April poetry month it is also the start of the baseball season. I thought it would be appropriate to recommend a wonderful new book by Douglas Florian. I am also excited to recommend a baseball poetry book on the day my Yankees won their home opener.....Go Yankees!
Poem Runs (Baseball Poems & Paintings) by Douglas Florian and published by Harcourt Children's Books has wonderful poems and illustrations that are sure to delight the youngest baseball fan. I love the images and the colors not only in the actual paintings but in the way his poems are so visual in and of themselves. I love the wordplay, so fun to read. This is a perfect book for the classroom to introduce poetry to children. It is also a must have book for the baseball lover in your life.