Frank and Ernest Play Ball
Good Dog, Carl creator Alexandra Day's dynamic duo Frank, a bear, and Ernest an elephant, are back, and this time must master the language of baseball during their stint as managers of the Elmville Mudcats- a minor league team.
The animal pals have their work cut our for them; the team is in the cellar (in last place in the league) and Frank and Ernest have to do everything- sell tickets, run batting practice, announce the game to the fans, and more! But once they learn the right language, it all seems easy…
Soon expressions like “fly hawk”- a skillful outfielder; “smoke artist”- a pitcher who throws lots of fastballs; and “can of corn”- a ball that's been hit so high it can easily be caught- no longer sound strange to the animal friends. Readers will cheer for Frank and Ernest whose skill with the lingo makes for a great day at the ballpark!
First published in 1990, we welcome the opportunity to re-present this Alexandra Day book full of the secret language children love, as well as a story of cooperation, and friendship.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Gabe77 - LibraryThing
A bear and an elephant are asked to care of a baseball stadium and its team for a day. They don't know anything about baseball, so they look up the rules. They do everything possible to keep the game running smoothly and they wind up liking baseball in the end. Read full review
Review: Frank and Ernest Play BallUser Review - The Styling Librarian - Goodreads
I love the dictionary connection in this book. I tried so hard to understand all the baseball rich language, but it honestly flew over my head, read twice through the definitions on the end papers in ... Read full review