That's Not How You Play Soccer, Daddy!

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9781561454167: That's Not How You Play Soccer, Daddy!

Grab a ball! Coach calls. It s time to play soccer! Mikey is the team captain. He works hard, even if his teammates are easily distracted by anthills and whirlybirds. Down the field Mikey charges, dribbling the ball to the goal posts. He cuts and runs, rat-a-tat-tack-ing the ball.

After a tough practice, his dad and dog Socks take him to play in the park, but Mikey only wants to practice for the Big Game. Daddy offers to help, but to Mikey s dismay he doesn t put in much of an athletic effort. He keeps bending the rules and telling his impatient son to just have fun. After an irresistible ticklefest, however, Mikey comes around to Daddy s way of thinking and joins him and Socks in the best soccer game ever!

Author Sherry Shahan contrasts the excitement and fast-paced action of soccer with the simple, easy-going fun of fooling around to show young readers that there is more than one way to play and enjoy a game. Illustrator Tatjana Mai-Wyss s colorful watercolor illustrations reflect the characters winning personalities and the upbeat spirit of the story.

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SHERRY SHAHAN is the author of many books for young readers, including the young adult novel DEATH MOUNTAIN. Her bilingual picture books include SPICY HOT COLORS and COOL CATS COUNTING. She lives in California. TATJANA MAI-WYSS was born in Switzerland. She has illustrated a number of picture books, including THE YAWN HEARD ROUND THE WORLD, THE LEMON SISTERS, and YOU HAVE TO BE NICE TO SOMEONE ON THEIR BIRTHDAY. She lives in South Carolina.

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In a reversal of the usual competitive sports message, a parent teaches his son to just have fun. At soccer practice, Coach yells, Drill! Drill! Drill! and when the team leaves, she reminds them to Practice! Practice! Practice! for the big game next week. Team captain Mikey is totally driven: We have to win, win, win! Crowds of moms and dads shout from the stands—except for Mikey's dad. He wants to have fun with his son, and the two set winning aside to roll in the grass with their puppy, a belly tickle, a belly chickle. 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. Best of all are the pictures showing the big grown-up fumbling and stumbling over the ball—and loving it. Rochman, Hazel

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Book Description Peachtree Publishers, United States, 2007. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Tatjana Mai-Wyss (illustrator). Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Determined, Mikey repeatedly charges down the field, dribbling the ball to the goal posts, rat-a-tat-tack-ing the ball. After a tough practice, Mikey s dad and dog Socks take him to lunch in the park, but Mikey only wants to practice for the Big Game. Daddy offers to help, but to Mikey s dismay Daddy doesn t put in much of an athletic effort. He keeps bending the rules and telling his impatient son to just have fun. After an irresistible ticklefest, h owever, Mikey finally comes around to Daddy s way of thinking and joins him and Socks in the worst, best soccer game ever!. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9781561454167

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Book Description Peachtree Publishers, United States, 2007. Hardback. Book Condition: New. Tatjana Mai-Wyss (illustrator). Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Determined, Mikey repeatedly charges down the field, dribbling the ball to the goal posts, rat-a-tat-tack-ing the ball. After a tough practice, Mikey s dad and dog Socks take him to lunch in the park, but Mikey only wants to practice for the Big Game. Daddy offers to help, but to Mikey s dismay Daddy doesn t put in much of an athletic effort. He keeps bending the rules and telling his impatient son to just have fun. After an irresistible ticklefest, h owever, Mikey finally comes around to Daddy s way of thinking and joins him and Socks in the worst, best soccer game ever!. Bookseller Inventory # FLT9781561454167

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