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That's Not How You Play Soccer, Daddy!

Sherry Shahan

Mikey is the super-competitive young captain of the Hot Diggedy Diner soccer team. He works hard, even if his teammates are easily distracted by anthill investigations and turning themselves into whirlybirds.
After a tough practice, Mikey only wants to practice for the Big Game. Daddy offers to help, but to Mikey's dismay he keeps bending the rules and telling his impatient son to "just have fun." After an irresistible ticklefest, however, Mikey finally comes around to Daddy's way of thinking--and joins him and Socks in the worst, best soccer game ever!
Author Sherry Shahan shows young readers that there is more than one way for kids to play--and enjoy--a game. Illustrator Tatjana Mai-Wyss's exuberant and whimsical watercolor illustrations reflect the characters' winning personalities and the upbeat spirit of the story.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Peachtree Publishing Company
  • Publish Date: Sep 1st, 2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.82in - 10.78in - 0.38in - 0.85lb
  • EAN: 9781561454167
  • Recommended age: 05-08
  • Categories: Sports & Recreation - SoccerSocial Themes - General (see also headings under Family)Family - General (see also headings under Social Themes)

About the Author

Shahan, Sherry: - Sherry Shahan is a photojournalist and the author of numerous books for young readers, including Death Mountain and That's Not How You Play Soccer, Daddy!.Shahan lives in California.
Mai-Wyss, Tatjana: - Tatjana Mai-Wyss was born in Switzerland. She has illustrated a number of picture books, including A Tree for Emmy and That's Not How You Play Soccer, Daddy! She lives in South Carolina.

Praise for this book

"In a warm reversal of the usual competitive sports message, a parent teaches his son to let go and just have fun...The playful illustrations in watercolor and collage show the team playing ball and also goofing off; and the simple, rhythmic words, featuring lots of repetition, will have kids joining in."