On Monday, April 9th at 4:30 PM, three time Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his trademark artistry and rich imagination to his new picture book, I Got It!, celebrating the iconic American game of baseball. This event is free and open to the public. We request that you purchase Mr. Wiesner's titles from the Book Stall in order to enter the book-signing line.
The few seconds after the ball leaves the bat can be infinitely long. For this eager young outfielder, there's plenty of time to envision the increasingly fantastic and funny situations that might interfere with making the catch. Summoning determination and courage, he overcomes the imaginary obstacles and turns them into a springboard for success. I Got It! reveals the extraordinary within the ordinary, taking readers on an amazing journey in a few seconds on a baseball field.
Picture book and baseball fans aren't going to want to miss this event--Look at all the acclaim I Got It! has already received:
"Three-time Caldecott Medalist David Wiesner hits it out of the park with this almost-wordless picture book about a boy who just wants to be part of the baseball team."—Booklist, starred review
"Wiesner is a master of fantastical wordless (or nearly so) adventures."—Kirkus, starred review
"Wiesner conveys with startling immediacy how time slows in moments of crisis, and the way that people move back and forth between the outer world of reality and the complicated, many-dimensional world of interior consciousness."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A mesmerizing and entertaining offering that will be enjoyed by a broad audience. A must-have addition to sports shelves." —School Library Journal, starred review
David Wiesner is internationally renowned for his visual storytelling and has won the Caldecott Medal three times--for Tuesday, The Three Pigs, and Flotsam--the second person in history to do so. He is also the recipient of three Caldecott Honors, for Free Fall, Sector 7, and Mr. Wuffles. He lives near Philadelphia with his family. Learn much more here.
Three-time Caldecott winner and bestseller David Wiesner works his visual magic in this near-wordless account of the most suspenseful, nerve-wracking few seconds in a baseball game.