The Ball Book: Footballs, Meatballs, Eyeballs & More Balls!Joshua David Stein, illustrated by Marcus Oakley

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Bounce along with this rhyming read-aloud about all kinds of balls

From footballs to eyeballs, beach balls to meatballs, if you can roll it, this book has it! With his signature whimsy and wordplay, author Joshua David Stein compares and contrasts different kinds of balls in this part-reference, part-comedy act. The book invites readers to identify various sports balls, while simultaneously weaving in a whole selection of unexpected rollable objects. A winning formula for every young reader who loves to kick, throw, catch, or giggle.

Ages 3-5


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 203 × 203 mm (8 × 8 in)
  • Pages: 48 pp
  • Illustrations: 48 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714878676

Joshua David Stein (@fakejoshstein) frequently contributes to New York magazine, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, Eater, and Fatherly as a food critic, and film and culture columnist. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Marcus Oakley is a graphic artist based in Scotland. His clients have included Levis, and Anorak Magazine among others. This is his first children's book.

"Great fun."—Kiss the Book Jr.

"Kids, especially those who are sports-inclined, will like The Ball Book. Reluctant readers will like the short sentences and the simple words. Teachers will get loads of giggles when reading to her/his class; high volume laughs will occur because of the unintended slang. Even kids a few years older than the stated age range, will want to read and re-read this factual picture book."—Kid-Lit Reviews