Audrey Vernick is author of several novels and many picture books, including Brothers at Bat: The True Story of an Amazing All-Brother Baseball Team. She lives with her family near the ocean in New Jersey. Visit her online at audreyvernick.com and on Twitter @yourbuffalo.
Jennifer Bower is the illustrator of The Funniest Man in Baseball, her picture book debut, and the Chime Travelers chapter book series, and has done illustration work for Highlights Magazine, among others. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Visit her online at jennbower.com and on Twitter and Instagram at @jennbower.
"Vernick has hit another home run with this enjoyable account of baseball clown Max Patkin."—School Library Journal
"A loving homage to the last baseball clown."—Kirkus
"Vernick writes in energetic prose that is well matched to debut illustrator Bower’s cartoons, which depict Patkin’s exaggerated movements and clownlike expressions on and off the field."--Publishers Weekly
"He’s a jolly subject, and Vernick’s lively text gives him full due."--Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books