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Swish!

by Martin, Bill, 1916-2004.

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - East Liberty Children's Picture Books j Fic Martin,
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
Call Number  j Fic Martin,
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books j Fic Martin,
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
 
Call Number  j Fic Martin,
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area j Fic Martin,
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area
 
Call Number  j Fic Martin,
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area j Fic Martin,
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Closed Stack Area
 
Call Number  j Fic Martin,
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Picture Books SPORTS BASKETBAL
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  SPORTS BASKETBAL
 
 
Summary
A fast-paced book about two girls' basketball teams fighting for the championship. "The Cardinals and Bluejays are in the final game of the championship. The tension builds as the clock ticks away. The score is tied at 44/44 with one second left . . . who will win the game?" New interest in women's basketball, including the 1996 Olympic team and the heavily watched 1996 NCAA women's championship, makes Swish! an exciting addition to the list. Bill Martin, Jr. and Michael Sampson have created an action-packed text filled with suspense. Illustrations by Michael Chesworth put the reader on the court as these tough players battle it out.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5-8. The Cardinals are playing the Blue Jays in this appealing book in which short, rhythmic bursts of text capture the energy of a girls' basketball game. "Referee hands the ball to Lynn. / Dribble . . . dribble . . . dribble . . . / Janet passes off to Kim, / outside shot goes off the rim." The fast-paced action moves back and forth between the hardworking teams until a final basket puts the Cardinals over the top. The final picture shows the clasped hands of all the players after the final buzzer goes off. The energetic text is matched by Chesworth's ink-and-watercolor artwork that features multiracial teams of girls zooming up and down the court. Older kids may like this just as well as primary-graders. A popular topic combined with a short, repetitive text makes this a good choice for those learning to read. (Reviewed December 15, 1997)0805044981Ilene Cooper"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Martin (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?) teams up with Sampson (The Football That Won) for this account of a girls' championship basketball game between the Cardinals and the Blue Jays. As the seconds tick away, girls pass, dribble and shoot until a final Cardinals' basket breaks the tie. Part sportscaster ("Referee hands the ball to Lynn, Blue Jay pass comes bouncing in") and part cheerleader ("Only 3 seconds more, pass it now, we gotta score!"), the narrator imparts a sense of urgency that young basketball fans may initially find contagious. Yet a sometimes sloppy rhyme scheme (rebound/bounds; brows/how) and the repetition of the word "dribble" may make this a disappointing read for some sidelines spectators. The visuals make the most of Martin and Sampson's text. With a predominantly red, white and blue palette, Chesworth's (Television) cartoon art creates the illusion of camera shots as aerial views from the bleachers are juxtaposed with close-ups of on-court action (e.g., a concentrating Cardinal preparing for a lay-up shot or the scoreboard viewed from between a running player's legs). Clever use of white space adds to the instant-replay energy; in this game, the art gets the extra point. Ages 4-7. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Basketball -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :H. Holt,1997
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Sampson, Michael R.
Chesworth, Michael.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 0805044981 (alk. paper)
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