You wouldn't think baseball and poetry would go together. But this collection of children's poetry and short stories from award-winning poet and filmmaker Noah Edelson proves that baseball and poetry fit together like hotdogs and buns.
Every poem in Cooperstown Dreams is full of the moments that make baseball an indelible part of growing up. From the excitement of the perfect game and the hope of catching a foul ball to the disappointment of the third strike, the poems bring the reader right into the moment, to laugh, cheer, or kick dirt on the ump.
And because there is more to life than baseball, this collection gives kids a look and a laugh at the important moments that make a kid's day. It's full of verses that poke fun of the ups and downs in the everyday lives of the not-yet-grown-up-people in the world.
Sitting down with this volume of verse is guaranteed to bring on a laugh from both girls and boys. From the agony of cold vegetables, annoying brothers and sisters, and pop quizzes, to the ecstasy of the ice cream truck, the perfect day shopping and, of course, letting out belches that rattle windows, kids will find a part of their lives on these pages.
In short, Cooperstown Dreams offers baseball, a laugh and a positive message about being a kid. And although it was written for kids, people of all ages will see a bit of themselves jumping off the pages of this book.
Because, let's face it, no matter how old we are, when it comes to playing baseball, we're all still kids.
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