Sidney Rella becomes a football player with a little help from his fairy godfather.
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Kindergarten-Grade 3 In this spoof, Sidney Rella is left with the chores while his parents go to work and his brothers try out for the football team. Sidney's great wish is to be on that team. Enter his fairy godfather, who makes short shrift of the chores and sends Sidney off to try-outs. He succeeds, and on the day of the big game, his fairy godfather waves him off, resplendent in uniform and glass sneakers. Time runs out and Sidney Rella returns home minus one glass sneaker. The jig is up when the coach arrives with it. Sidney becomes the country's best football player and grows up to be president of a corporation. The comical three-color illustrations and text blend well together. Kids may get a chuckle from this tongue-in-cheek story, but one must question the assumption that all one needs to be a success is a head start from a fairy godfather. Did the fairy godfather's wand extend to providing the talent as well? It's all in good fun, though, and kids looking for an easy reader may identify with Sidney Rella and fantasize how their lives might change if their fairy godfather suddenly appeared. Marguerite Lewis, Glenmont Elementary School, N.Y.
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Book Description Atheneum, 1985. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110027677907
Book Description Atheneum. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0027677907 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0003400