Hoggy at Bat (I Like to Read Comics) (Hardcover)

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Hoggy at Bat (I Like to Read Comics) (Hardcover)


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When baseball-newbie Hoggy can’t get his head in the game, he learns that having fun is the way to win in this early reader comic.

Now that this former ball hog has learned to be a team player, Hoggy’s friends think he’s a real catch. But Hoggy feels more at home on the basketball court than he does on the baseball diamond. He wants to hit the ball so flawlessly that it soars over the fence. Instead, it’s a swing and a miss. 

When Hoggy strikes out, the pressure is on. Can he learn to relax and enjoy a fun game with his friends? Or will the pressure to win keep him from stepping up to the plate?

Geisel medalist Ethan Long hits a home run with his expressive art and encouraging messages about teamwork, perseverance, and the value of just having fun—perfect for early comics and social emotional learning collections.

Comics-lovers can now share the fun with their kids, students, siblings, and younger friends who are learning to read!

I Like to Read® Comics are perfect for kids who are challenged by or unengaged in reading, kids who love art, and the growing number of young comics fans. Filled with eye-catching art, humor, and terrific stories, these comics provide unique reading experiences for growing minds.

I Like to Read® Comics, like their award-winning I Like to Read® counterpart, are created by celebrated artists and support reading comprehension to transform children into lifelong readers.

We hope that all new readers will say, “I like to read comics!”

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Ethan Long is an artist and animator who has written and illustrated dozens of children's books. His accolades include a Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal for Up, Tall, and High! and a daytime Emmy nomination for Tasty Time with Ze Frank.

Product Details ISBN: 9780823451494
ISBN-10: 0823451496
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication Date: November 7th, 2023
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: I Like to Read Comics
"A brief, engaging story for young and eager sports fans."—School Library Journal