Casey at the Bat has been a favorite at our house for a long time, ever since Michael was just a wee little guy. It’s an awesome poem that stands very well on its own without props or pictures or fanfare. If you do, however, decide to extend the tale a bit, here are some ideas for you.
We have several picture book versions of the story.
This Caldecott Honor book has beautiful illustrations. It’s done “scrapbook style”– not the newfangled scrapbooks with their ribbons and brads and coordinating stickers, but the old fashioned kind, with yellowing newspaper with ripped corners and folded up ticket stubs. It’s really quite lovely and gives you a real feel for the period.