Batter Up Wombat by Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger

By Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger

This used to be a brand-new baseball season, and the Champs have been able to move of their spiffy fresh uniforms. Nevermind that the former 12 months they complete final within the North American Mammal League, this season will be diversified. but if a Wombat wanders onto the sector commencing online game day, the Champs do not know simply how assorted the sport used to be approximately to develop into. younger readers and listeners are absolute to savour Helen Lester’s hilarious baseball lingo wordplay as Lynn Munsinger’s illustrations trap the befuddled Wombat and his earnest makes an attempt to slot in and play ball.

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