Fantastic Story for The Budding All-Star
With the Spring/Summer sports just getting started The Day My Dad Joined My Soccer Team by Maureen Fergus and Mike Lowry, published by Kids Can Press is aa excellent story about what it means to be a good sport. We have all seen the child who perhaps doesn’t want to play his or her assigned position, would rather play with the grass than kick the ball, or gets really intensely angry when his or her team is losing. Told in the voice of a young boy giving pointers and instruction to his Dad in a kind and nurturing way. What a great book to help your little All Star remember how to be a great player. Also not a bad reminder to all those parents out there who may get a little too involved in their child’s sports. Although it’s a soccer story, the lessons really translate to any sport. Maureen Fergus is so fantastic at taking an everyday life lesson and putting a clever spin on it, in this case making the child the teacher and the parent the person who needs to adjust their behaviour. Your little sports fan will find this story hilarious. I loved explaining the term "hairy fit" to The Bear. With a comic book feel, Mike Lowry’s art in this story is bright, colourful, and has some fun little details to add to the humour of the story, check out Dad in the background of some of the pictures.