Joy in Mudville

By Bob Raczka
Illustrated by Glin Dibley

This book is a great complement to Fall Mixed Up.

Bob has created a wacky, charming update to Casey at the Bat, with a girl protagonist and very playful, fun approach to sport. The implicit message is that it's best to play many sports for fun rather than specializing and focusing on a single sport.

  • A clever take on a beloved poem.
  • Sporty, clever girl protagonist.

About the author

Art-minded author Bob Raczka is the author of the award-winning nonfiction series Bob Raczka's Art Adventures, including No One Saw...Ordinary Things Through the Eyes of an Artist and Unlikely Pairs: Fun with Famous Works of Art. In addition, he wrote Joy in Mudville for Carolrhoda Books and has several poetry books to his name, including Guyku, Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole, Lemonade: And Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word, and Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems. He lives with his family in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Simone Shin is an award-winning editorial and children's book illustrator based in the Bay Area of California. She has illustrated numerous children's books since 2011, and her work can be seen in magazines and newspapers such as the New York Times and Real Simple. You can view her portfolio online at

About the illustrator

Glin Dibley has been illustrating children's books, advertising campaigns, and magazines for only a few years but has become one of the most sought after talents in the business. He is as endearing a personality as the characters he creates, and has found much inspiration in his wife and two daughters, who he enjoys spending his free time with in Southern California.

ISBN: 9780761360155
Imprint: Carolrhoda Books – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Dimensions: 235 x 279mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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