Winter, Jonah. You Never Heard of Sandy Koufax?!. Illustrated by Andre Carrilho. Schwartz & Wade, 2009. ISBN 9780375837388. $17.99. 40 p.
Reviewer: Laura Wadley
Reading Level: All
Subject: Koufax, Sandy, 1935--Juvenile literature; Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball team) --Biography--Juvenile literature; Baseball players --United States--Biography--Juvenile literature; Books--Reviews;
Arguably the greatest left-handed pitcher of all time, Sandy Koufax comes alive again (not that he's dead, just not pitching anymore) in this brilliant combination of colloquial, conversational text and perfectly stylized illustrations.
Kids will love the holographic cover that shows Koufax bringing the ball to the plate with a force that would knock anyone’s socks off, and everything else. If this book doesn't get serious Caldecott consideration, I'll eat my mitt. And I love my mitt.
Volume 29, no. 6 (July/August 2009)
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