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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.
David Wiesner brings his trademark artistry and rich imagination to the iconic American game of baseball. 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.
About the Author
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. www.hmhbooks.com/wiesner
"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
"Wiesner’s latest nearly wordless picture book features his trademark hyperrealistic art that makes the ordinary extraordinary with visual narrative twists that are always unexpected, never predictable."--Horn Book Magazine
"The showing of the plausible to wild might- have-beens during that mysteriously long moment before a ball thwacks into a mitt is entertaining, and there’s a clever rhythm in the cutting back to slightly progressed reality (the ball gets closer to the kid’s outstretched hand) after each flight of fancy."--Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books