cover image Eight Animals Play Ball

Eight Animals Play Ball

Susan Middleton Elya. Grosset & Dunlap, $15.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-399-23569-6

Laced with Spanish words, the series begun with Eight Animals on the Town continues with Eight Animals Play Ball by Susan Middleton Elya, illus. by Lee Chapman. Here, the ocho amigos team up for a game of beisbol. Tempers flare as the game heats up, but a sudden rain shower puts things in perspective. Chapman's festive palette brightens the baseball diamond, and he frames each illustration with a decorative border.