One day at the basketball court, two kids, a familiar challenge—H.O.R.S.E.? But this isn't your grandmother's game of hoops. Not when a layup from the other side of the court, standing on one Read More →

  • Lexile: 650
  • Dewey: [Fic]
  • Copyright: 2012


“This book will encourage all readers to grab a close friend and get out to play a game, matching their athleticism to their imaginations.” —School Library Journal View →


“This crowd-pleasing picture book will appeal to young children who will enjoy the whimsy, and to older readers who will appreciate the escalating wordplay in the boys’ challenges to each other.” —The Horn Book Magazine View →


“The freewheeling format and broadly popular topic makes this eminently saleable as either a readalone or readaloud.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books View →


“This wonderfully inventive, mordant duel of words offers both an advanced discussion of a particular sport (basketball) and flights of big-talking fancy….An excellent readaloud for kids who scorn fluffy-bunny books and want to play like the big kids.” —starred,… View →


“An exciting bragging-rights adventure on the basketball court, around and beyond planet Earth and back again.” —Kirkus Reviews View →


“Christopher Myers uses intricate photo-collages to depict city landscapes while his characters come alive with brushstroke and bold color. Engaging readers young and old in the high-interest topic of sports while imparting ideals of self-confidence and resourceful creativity, this View →