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K Is for Kick

A Soccer Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Press Sports & Hobbies)

By Brad Herzog, Melanie Rose (Illustrated by)

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Format: Paperback, 40 pages
Published In: United States, 15 December 2006
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Illustrated by Melanie Rose Author Brad Herzog brings his well-received prose and soccer knowledge together with Melanie Rose's charming and realistic illustrations to detail every facet of the game. Each letter has a simple rhyme for young readers: ""J is for the Jerseys that soccer players wear.But often in the World Cup, opponents tend to share.In a gesture of respect after a game ends, They simply swap their jerseys as if they are old friends.""For older readers the expository text gives specific details about goaltending, referees, the World Cup, and many other aspects. "K is for Kick" follows the wildly popular "Z is for Zamboni."

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What Z Is for Zamboni did for hockey, K Is for Kick: A Soccer Alphabet by Brad Herzog, illus. by Melanie Rose-Popp, does for soccer, explaining its rudiments from A as in "Argentina to Australia," where the game is played, to Z for "Zinedine Zidane, a French star named world's best, and athletes of all ages who play the game with zest." (Sept.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

"Sleeping Bear Press followup to" Z is for Zamboni." Kick covers the rules, greatest players and teams, the World Cup and defining moments of this great game in an A-Z picture book format. Another winner!" -- "Bookpage" (September 2003)

Gr 1-4-This alphabet book is loaded with informational tidbits about the sport but its audience is unclear. Young children may enjoy searching for specific letters within verses, such as, "-B is for brave boys and girls/who try with all their might/to boot that bouncing soccer ball/colored black and white," but they are not likely to understand, "C is for clubs everywhere/that give the fans their fill,/like Italy's A.C. Milan/and Santos in Brazil." Difficult letters Q, U, V, Y, and Z are imaginatively represented, but X merely "marks the spot." On each page or spread, letters are shown in both upper- and lowercase. The alphabetical organization predominates; otherwise, there is no apparent arrangementof the material. Older readers may peruse the substantial sidebars, which are set in a rather small font. They flesh out information presented in the related verse and/or provide additional associations with the letter. Acrylic paintings depict action-filled scenes and zoom in to show the emotion on the players' faces, but do little to support the many historical facts. A supplemental purchase.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

EAN: 9781585363391
ISBN: 1585363391
Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
Dimensions: 25.1 x 26.26 x 0.36 centimetres (0.19 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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