Get out the peanuts and Cracker Jacks - and get ready for fun with America's national sport!
Take a trip to the ball game with the inimitable Carly Simon and artist Amiko Hirao. Simon's rousing version of baseball's unofficial anthem accompanies Hirao's joyful artwork of absolutely adorable animals.
Colorful, collage-like illustrations are your ticket into Sluggers Stadium, where two animal teams step up to the plate and vie for victory - all cheered on by Kasie Casey, the baseball-loving cat. And what a game it is! Giraffe winds up at the pitcher's mound, hoping for a strikeout. But with a thwack, ball meets bad and Crocodile is off and running. Can Tiger tag him out at first? He'd better, because Elephant's up next and that would cause a commotion! We're root, root, rooting for the home team - but who's going to win?
Open the book, put on the CD - which contains two classic Carly Simon songs, "I Gave My Love A Cherry" and "Scarborough Fair," along with the title song - and give children an unforgettable experience.
Take Me Out To The Ball Game hits a home run for young fans - both baseball and music lovers will treasure it forever.
My particular contribution to this book is dedicated to my friend Ken Burns, and to the memory of Jackie Robinson. - Carly
For Yuta - Amiko
Publication Date: April 1, 2011
Age Range: 4 and up
Performed by: Carly Simon
Illustrated by: Amiko Hirao
Written by: Jack Norworth