For Ages: 4-7
The perfect bedtime book for young soccer fans. From the opening kickoff to the final goal, a young girl says goodnight to her most beloved sport: soccer. With delightful, rhyming text and energetic art, acclaimed author Michael Dahl (Goodnight Baseball, Goodnight Football, Goodnight Hockey), along with illustrator Christina E. Forshay, captures the thrill and excitement of the world’s most popular sport. This Sports Illustrated Kids picture book will have soccer fans young and old cheering for bedtime!
If you have a young soccer fan and/or player then this should be a MUST to have in your house particularly for bedtime reading.
It’s obviously written for the more Americanized fan as most of the world knows this game as Football or a variation thereof but the game itself is easily recognizable so I wouldn’t let the name deter you from letting your kid enjoy the heart of this story.
The story is short, sweet, with a good rhyming pace and reminiscent of Goodnight Moon so it will surely help your little one off to dreaming of winning the World Cup.
The artwork is bright and captivating yet soothing and showcases plenty of diversity which is perfect for a game that is played globally. The details and action shots are wonderful as there were a few pages where it felt like we were right there in the thick of things ready for the ball to come flying at us. I could practically hear my favorite announcer calling the game as we went through the story.
My girls enjoyed it and their opinion is what mattered most to me.
Thank you to Netgalley and Capstone for allowing me to review this book.
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*synopsis and pic from netgalley.com