Bat’s Big Game by Margaret Read MacDonald
Another book about soccer? Well it's World Cup season, so it is fully appropriate. I thought men’s soccer wasn’t doing so well in the US and that it was just the women who were keeping the game alive. At least that’s what I overheard on the radio.
Speaking of hearing, ever heard the saying you can’t have your cake and eat it too? That’s kind of the message of this book. Everybody wants to be a winner. But you have to choose a side. What side will it be? Loyalty and commitment are two important traits to being a good sportsman.
For the love of soccer by Pele.
Let’s face it. I am no sport buff. It simply was never introduced to it by my father or uncles (though most played soccer), never had any brothers or close male cousins, no boyfriends or husband nudged me to watch with them, no random motivation to watch, play or learn any game ever emerged (though I did make my first born learn softball and basketball) and never had girlfriends who did any sport other than swim and maybe swing a racket (badminton or tennis). But I borrowed a couple picture books on sports and I am in love with Pele, the book written by Pele that is. This book is a well-illustrated and perfectly narrated story about Pele a little boy who loved soccer and grew up to be a three-time world cup champion. It shows the importance of practice, team work, effort and sportsmanship. The words were compelling, but the illustrator brought the words to live. The color and size of the font, the realistic imagery, everything…
If you are sports buff, order on Amazon