Casey at the Bat
Author: Ernest L. Thayer
Illustrator: Christopher Bing
Publication Date: October 1, 2000
Awards: Caldecott Honor
Audience: Gr. 3+
Overview: The poem, "Casey at the Bat" is drawn out across this Caldecott Honor book. The illustrations are made to look like an old newspaper is covering the story of Casey and this famous basebell story. Some of the words in the poem are pretty advanced, but this is because the poem is from so long ago.
Activity: Get students to find a favorite poem of theirs and have them illustrate it in newspaper form.
Reviewer’s Name: Emily Adams
Posted by Dr. Deb L. Marciano at 4/01/2007