William "Bud" Abbott and Lou Costello are known for their hilarious and classic comedy routines. Popular during the 1940's and 1950's Abbott and Costello are still well known in american households. They stared in 36 films and made countless appearances on the radio and television.
Their most common comedy routine "Who's On First" is considered one of the greatest comedy routines of all time. Abbott and Costello were even inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1956! In 1999 Time Magazine named "Who's on First" as the best comedy routine of the 20th Century.
This book is adorable and silly way to introduce kids to the classic routine.
Abbott is the coach of the baseball team and Costello is just trying to find out the names of the players on the bases. Its not quite that simple though, when players are named "who, which, what" and other names that aren't usually found on the bases.
This book is great for everybody, while its written as a children's book, it would make a great gift for a baseball loving Grandparent, or a coffee table book for a baseball lover.
I have had a lot of fun reading this book with my daughter and sharing it with my grandmother. My daughter is entertained by the cartoon illustrations by John Martz. The characters in the book are all animals making it kids want to pay attention!
The will be available on Febuary 19, 2013 and will retail for $16.95, it will be available on
and will also be available at the Monte Cristo Bookshop in New London CT.
I received a copy of Who's on First for this review, all opinions are 100% mine, I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review.