Quacky Baseball

Quacky Baseball It s opening day at the ballpark and Thumby Duckling is nervous He hopes it won t be one two three strikes he s out Trailing by three in the bottom of the ninth the Webbies are counting on Thumby

  • Title: Quacky Baseball
  • Author: Peter Abrahams Frank Morrison
  • ISBN: 9780061229787
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It s opening day at the ballpark, and Thumby Duckling is nervous He hopes it won t be one, two, three strikes, he s out Trailing by three in the bottom of the ninth, the Webbies are counting on Thumby to save the day Can Thumby shake his jitters and show his team that he s a star player From Peter Abrahams and Frank Morrison comes the story of one duck s quest to make iIt s opening day at the ballpark, and Thumby Duckling is nervous He hopes it won t be one, two, three strikes, he s out Trailing by three in the bottom of the ninth, the Webbies are counting on Thumby to save the day Can Thumby shake his jitters and show his team that he s a star player From Peter Abrahams and Frank Morrison comes the story of one duck s quest to make it in the big leagues.

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    1. Thumby Duckling is nervous about his first game on the Webbies baseball team. The text can be read in an "announcer" voice, which the kids at storytime enjoyed. At several points in the story, "the crowd goes wild" and the kids and their moms provided the cheering crowd noices. The illustrations are bright and colorful and the humorous nature of the pictures and text had both moms and kids laughing out loud.

    2. Peter Abrahams's dedication for this book credits his sons with introducing him to the game of baseball, and dare I say they did a more than adequate job of it. With often punny text, making jokes one couldn't imagine not being part of a picture book about ducks playing baseball (the "ducks on the pond" call when the bases are loaded, for example), Quacky Baseball relates the play-by-play of a tense rivalry game between the Webbies and Quackers. The duck-based humor impressively extends to a lit [...]

    3. This book was just okay. I actually thought it was a little odd. I did like the way the whole story had a baseball theme though, and I think the duck is cute. The ending was good because it was a little inspiring, but I don't know; something about it just didn't really grab me. I also thought it would be kind of difficult to read aloud because of the way it was written. I felt like some of the words and phrasing didn't flow well together or something. I didn't hate it, but it just wasn't a perso [...]

    4. "It's opening day at the ballpark, and Thumby Duckling is nervous. He hopes it won't be one, two, three strikes, he's out! Trailing by three in the bottom of the ninth, the Webbies are counting on Thumby to save the day. Can Thumby shake his jitters and show his team that he's a star player?" - review from This is going to be a great book for SRL. I even practiced reading it in my announcer's voice.

    5. Meh. This was more sports commentary than story. The pictures were cute, in a feathery kind of way that made everything look fuzzy and adorable (including the baseball). I suppose that, with the minimal text and the decent amount of action, very little ones who love sports would be into this book.

    6. Sure to be enjoyed by baseball fans. The writing is essentially play-by-play action of a game where rookie Thumby Duckling (who likes to suck his thumb) is put in a 'win or lose the game' scenario for his team. There are little baseball tips throughout for readers who like to play the game.

    7. This book just didn't stand out to me. I found it busy and confusing. It did have its moments of cuteness, but the third time in reading it, I just couldn't bump it up to a three. It just felt all over the place.

    8. Thumby is nervous about playing baseball for the Webbies, but this duck shows we can do our best even when we're scared. Awesome illustrations and lots of tips about baseball will make this a popular one!

    9. Very cute story complete with baseball tips, but the big sell for me was the outstanding illustrations by Frank Morrison.

    10. Captures a game of baseball just perfectly, almost as if it was a reporter calling a game, great for young sports fans.

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