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S is for Slugger
S is for Slugger

S is for Slugger

The Ultimate Baseball Alphabet
By James Littlejohn, By Matthew Shipley

3-5

ABC to MVP

JUVENILE NONFICTION

32 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, PDF

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $23.95)

ISBN 9781629377964

Rights: WOR

Triumph Books (Apr 2020)

Price: $17.95
 
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Overview

An A-to-Z overview of America's pastime, featuring stars from throughout the sport's history
Batter up! The creators of B is for Baller and G is for Golazo are back with a dynamic, colorful parade of baseball legends. Featuring dozens of superstars and historical figures like Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Ken Griffey Jr., and David Ortiz, S is for Slugger is the ultimate ABC book for budding baseball fans.

Reviews

"Serious baseball fans will love this comprehensive, vividly illustrated alphabet book." —School Library Journal 

"The illustration of the players and people known through history are well drawn out clearly seeing each person. I appreciate "U is for Big Unit" being Randy Johnson featuring the scene where he threw the fast ball where a bird exploded but just shows the bird flying in front of him." —Micah, Goodreads 

Author Biography

James Littlejohn is a digital advertising professional and the father of two children. With Matthew Shipley, he is the creator of B is for Baller: The Ultimate Basketball Alphabet and G is for Golazo: The Ultimate Soccer Alphabet. Matthew Shipley is an illustrator whose art has appeared in projects from Major League Soccer, Bleacher Report, TheTwoPointOne, and The Globe and Mail, among others. With James Littlejohn, he is the creator of B is for Baller: The Ultimate Basketball Alphabet and G is for Golazo: The Ultimate Soccer Alphabet.

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Press Releases

S is for Slugger

The Ultimate Baseball Alphabet

By James Littlejohn, Illustrated by Matthew Shipley

 

Contact: Sam Ofman, Triumph Books, 312.568.5450, sofman@ipgbook.com

 

Baseball is more than our national pastime. It’s the first purely American sport, and the source of some of the earliest American additions to the English language. Baseball has a language all its own, and to speak it, you need to know its ABCs.

 

In S is for Slugger: The Ultimate Baseball Alphabet (Triumph Books, April 7, 2020), James Littlejohn and Matthew Shipley step up to the plate with a fun and engaging guide for little leaguers looking to learn the alphabet. Letter by letter, they expose young readers to legendary figures and modern stars, bridging the gap between generations. This great new picture book will bring value to those taking their first swing at reading, parents and baseball fans of all ages. Highlights include:

 

  • Clever, unique illustrations that capture the personality and style of baseball’s biggest stars, including Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan and Ken Griffey Jr.
  • Stylish and informative entries illuminating key moments in the history of the sport and their importance beyond baseball
  • The best player nicknames from generations of superstars, including the Wizard of Oz, Shoeless Joe and Mr. October
  • Creative entries that will surprise parents, and eye-popping illustrations sure to keep young readers eager to return

 

Littlejohn and Shipley showcase the same enthusiasm and creativity they brought to B is for Baller in this impressive addition to the series. Parents will cherish S is for Slugger, using the book to develop a bond with their children through a shared appreciation of baseball’s rich history. No fan’s library is complete without it.


About the Authors:

James Littlejohn is a digital advertising professional and the father of two children. With Matthew Shipley, he is the creator of B is for Baller: The Ultimate Basketball Alphabet and G is for Golazo: The Ultimate Soccer Alphabet.

 

Matthew Shipley is an illustrator whose art has appeared in projects from Major League Soccer, Bleacher Report, TheTwoPointOne, and The Globe and Mail, among others.

 

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