January 2013 Indie Next List
“If the antics of Abbott and Costello made generations of adults double over with laughter, imagine how much kids will love it when this tale is acted out from the point of view of a rabbit and a bear. The giggles will be nonstop! Martz gives his characters all the visual slapstick cues and verbal antics of the Abbott and Costello classic and brings their brand of comedy to full life for a new generation. This book is a fantastic introduction to classic American humor.”
— Mollie Sultenfuss, Pages Books & Coffee, Newton, KS
"Who's on first. What's on second. I Don't Know's on third." One of the classic comedy sketches of all time is now transformed into a priceless picture book--and it's a great read for kids of all ages. Follow the mistaken identities, confusion, and lots of laughs as Rabbit and Bear act out this scene. The book will appeal to Abbott and Costello fans, baseball fans, and anyone who enjoys funny banter-driven picture books. Illustrated in full color with slightly retro stylized illustrations.
"The book is stunning dad and Bud would be proud "--Chris Costello, Daughter of Lou Costello.
About the Author
John Martz is an illustrator, cartoonist and graphic designer. He won a 2011 Joe Shuster Award and has twice been nominated for a Doug Wright Award. John is also cofounder of the illustration blog "Drawn!" Dear Flyary is his first picture book. John lives in Toronto, Ontario.