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My First Book of Soccer (A Rookie Book) by The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
Published May 16, 2017.
The ref blows the whistle, the striker approaches for kickoff, feet fly-a soccer match is underway! With a fun mix of Sports Illustrated action photography, simple text, a full glossary of terms, and awesome graphics, My First Book of Soccer introduces readers to the world’s favorite game. Kids (and probably a few adults, too) will learn how the clock counts “up” and never stops, what an offside means, what’s up with those yellow cards, and how kicks become a gooooaaaallll!
Illustrated “rookie” characters appears on every page, guiding the reader moment by moment, and helping to make My First Book of Soccer an ideal shared reading experience between parents and their little rookies before, during, and after the game.
Soccer is a complicated game, but this book breaks down the rules – including all of the extra kicks for penalties and balls going out of bounds. I love this series. It makes things simple and understandable for kids, and it has the little rookie character (in this case characters) making funny comments throughout the book.
We own a couple of these books already, and I will be adding the soccer book to our library. These books are fun to read over and over again, even once your kids know the rules. The pictures are from real life soccer teams, so there’s a variety of people – men and women. It can be a little confusing because it’s not two teams playing each other throughout the book, but it shows the universality of soccer across the world.
I highly recommend this book and the others in the series.
My Rating: 5 Stars