The Dallas Titans get ready for bed

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9780060235628: The Dallas Titans get ready for bed

Follows a fictitious football team off the field, into the locker room, and to their homes, describing the normal routine after a game and examining the uniforms and pieces of equipment as they are removed.

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Grade 1-3 Kuskin and Simont have revived the format they used in their highly acclaimed The Philharmonic Gets Dressed (Harper, 1982) in this enjoyable picture book centered around the post-game doings of an imaginary football team. The story begins after a big game is finished and traces the team's every action in meticulous and hilarious detail until they retire for the night. The locker room ritual is delightfully entertaining as each player's antics are accounted for. While humor is interspersed throughout, children will also pick up a large amount of factual information, including the duties of the various position players and the types and purposes of the massive amounts of equipment that football players wear. There are some minor discrepancies between text and illustrations, but Simont's pastels, dominated by pink and greens, fit in perfectly with the mood of Kuskin's writing. His depiction of the various players on the team is especially amusing. This is a book to delight youngsters whether or not they have an interest in sports. Tom S. Hurlburt, Minneapolis Public Library
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Publishers Weekly:

People who loved this duo's The Philharmonic Gets Dressed may not like this follow-up. The Dallas Titans have just won a big football game and are understandably wound up. They'd like to celebrate. But Coach Scorch has told them to go right home to bed. Then, the 45 players change out of grimy uniforms: pounds of padding, layers and layers of wrapped, protected limbs, and literally hundreds of socks. They go soap-up"On the field . . . the Titans look like giants or bulldozers. Standing in the showers . . . they look like small wet whales." Simont's illustrations fulfill this comparison aptly. The players go home, toy with and then dismiss the idea of disobeying Coach by staying up. Instead, they sleep, and dream of the next big game. Although this book rides on the coattails of its predecessor, it's far from being redundant. There are funny touches, and football is a favorite subject with young readers. But it lacks the charm or subtlety of the first book, and the pictures lack Simont's customary sprightly details.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Kuskin, Karla
Published by Harper & Row (1986)
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