A hilarious picture book biography about Max Patkin, a professional ballplayer turned legendary baseball clown, from the author of the acclaimed Brothers at Bat and other baseball nonfiction.
"Vernick’s delightful prose combines with Bower’s cartoon illustrations to ensure an engaging read—the opening sentence alone will hook kids" - School Library Journal
"Vernick’s concise, informative book tells Patkin’s story with wit while communicating his love of the game, the spirit of his act, and his pleasure in performing. In her picture-book debut, Bower offers colorful artwork capturing Patkin’s style, energy, and zany physical comedy. An unusual sports biography." - Booklist
"Bower's colorful cartoons manage to capture the essence of Max's goofy appearance and all-out efforts to elicit every bit of fun he could invent in the game he loved so much. It was a different time. A loving homage to the last baseball clown." - Kirkus