Saturday, March 16, 2013

Who's on First?





Who's on First?

by Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, illustrated by John Martz
Quirk Books, 2013.  Unpaged.  Picture Book

     Abbott and Costello's funniest comedy routine of all time is brought to colorful life in John Martz's picture book version.  The text remains the same.  Who is still on first, What is still on second, and I Don't Know plays third, and so on . . . . but in this version Who is a snake, What is a dog, and I Don't Know is a chicken. For this one routine, the comedy team of Abbott and Costello became two of the few non-athletes to have been enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame.  Perhaps this charming picture book version of that classic back-and-forth will be enshrined in the hearts of children as an introduction to the real thing.

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