Jun 17, 2010

Soccer books review

Big Kicks

Big Kicks
By Bob Kolar
* NEW IN PAPERBACK * Kids of all sizes (and soccer abilities) will get a kick out of this humorous tale of high expectations--and the rewards of being yourself.
 ~ ages 4-6

Big Kicks is a super cute book that my 2 year old loved.  The illustrations are adorable and after spending several weeks watching his brother play soccer, Bryan is in love with soccer too.  The lessons are appropriate for ALL kids, not just soccer lovers.  But is sure to be an extra big hit if you have a sports lover on your hands!

By Mina Javaherbin, illustrated by A. G. Ford
* NEW * "Uplifting and inspiring this . . . book reminds us of the joys and saving grace of friendship and sport. Set in South Africa, this book is a gift for soccer fans and all families around the world." -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu
 ~ ages 6-10

Goal, is geared for a little older kids.  I think Johnny enjoyed it because of its soccer content and his new found enjoyment of soccer.  I'm not sure if he'd have stuck with it if it weren't for his fascination with soccer because he is on the young end of its target range. The illustrations are much more mature and the story includes information on the South African culture.  It's still an pretty easy read and I think its a great tool to stretch kids a bit by using something they already know and love and adding some new stuff to it. Overall, a great story.


  1. The books sound cute!

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  2. These look like great books that my daughters would enjoy as well - thanks!

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