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Who's on First? (Hardcover)
January 2013 Indie Next List
“If the antics of Abbott and Costello made generations of adults double over with laughter, imagine how much kids will love it when this tale is acted out from the point of view of a rabbit and a bear. The giggles will be nonstop! Martz gives his characters all the visual slapstick cues and verbal antics of the Abbott and Costello classic and brings their brand of comedy to full life for a new generation. This book is a fantastic introduction to classic American humor.”
— Mollie Sultenfuss, Pages Books & Coffee, Newton, KS
"Who's on first. What's on second. I Don't Know's on third." One of the classic comedy sketches of all time is now transformed into a priceless picture book--and it's a great read for kids of all ages. Follow the mistaken identities, confusion, and lots of laughs as Rabbit and Bear act out this scene. The book will appeal to Abbott and Costello fans, baseball fans, and anyone who enjoys funny banter-driven picture books. Illustrated in full color with slightly retro stylized illustrations.
"The book is stunning dad and Bud would be proud "--Chris Costello, Daughter of Lou Costello.
About the Author
WILLIAM "BUD" ABBOTT and LOU COSTELLO are among the most famous duos in entertainment history. Together they starred in 36 films and made countless appearances on television and radio. In 1956, they were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. In 1999, Time magazine named "Who's on First?" the best comedy sketch of the 20th century. JOHN MARTZ is a cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Toronto with his wife and dog. John loves cartoons, comics, and comedy and grew up watching Abbott and Costello movies. He listened to "Who's on First?" so many times as a kid that he had it memorized.