Take Me out to the Bat and Ball Factory, written by Peggy Thomson and illustrated by Gloria Kamen, is for the child who could give curiosity lessons to a cat. In this book, Thomson answers more questions than most adults (but not their kids) would think to ask about the crafting of bats and balls.
Along with factual information describing the production process, Thomson includes sections on hitters, pitchers, and a short history of baseball. Gloria Kamen's colorful illustrations are based on a visit to the Worth factory in Tennessee to see the various processes in making bats and balls for kids. Reviewed by Jeff Stephens.