‘Who’s On First?’ Book Review

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on April 7, 2013

Who’s On First?
By Abbott & Costello / Illustrated by John Martz
Hardcover, 40 pages ($16.95 / Quirk Books)

Most little ones today have never heard the famous “Who’s On First?” routine, originally introduced way back in the 1930s by the comedy team of Abbott & Costello and later to become their enduring performance signature. With baseball season soon to be in full swing, this large-size children’s book, with full-color whimsical illustrations of a bear trying to teach a confused rabbit the names of his teammates, updates the classic routine for a younger generation—and also helps young readers learn the five W’s of who, what, where, when and why.