Read the book aloud and have a good time.

Read the book aloud and have a good time.

The comedy of Abbott & Castello lives on in a new children’s book

Maybe you at too young to remember the comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Or maybe you weren’t even born yet. They were a popular duo during the 40s and the 50s. But I am sure that if even if you haven’t seen Abbot and Costello you are familiar with their comedy routines.

Do you remember the sketch of “Who’s on First?” If not, here’s the beginning of my version:

  • Guy one:  I would like you to meet some of my baseball players.
    WHO’S on first
    WHAT’S on second
    I DON’T KNOW’S on third
  • Guy two:  That’s what I want to find out…the guy’s names
  • Guy one: I told you.
    WHO’S on first
    WHAT’S on second
    I DON’T KNOW’S on third

At this point I am sure you get the rest. My staff had a blast reading the book based on the Abbott & Costello baseball comedy skit. John Martz, a cartoonist and illustrator from Toronto, presents delightful illustrations that just “pop off” the page.

Who’s On First? is published by Quirk Books and will be available February 19, 2013.