It’s finally here! World Cup 2010 kicks off today! Get out the soccer balls, nets and shin guards, it’s time to play! To launch the World Cup season here are 2 excellent soccer themed children’s books that we have enjoyed in our home, and hope you enjoy in yours!
This is a remarkable story of the children of South African taking on the unsafe neighborhoods of their village to play their absolutely favorite pastime, football/soccer. The illustrations are fantastic.
“Uplifting and inspiring, this beautifully written and illustrated book reminds us of the joys and saving grace of friendship and sport. Set in South Africa, this book is a gift for soccer fans and all families around the world.” — Archbishop Desmond Tutu
April 2010 ~ hc picture book ~ ISBN 97807636 45717 ~ ages 6-10
By Bob Kolar
My daughter’s favorite, she even insisted on bringing it to school! This super cute tale is of a big bear who is encouraged to be on the soccer team because of his immense size. His clumsiness and more keep him from being the star player, yet he easily manages to become the top fan instead!
April 2010 ~ pbk picture book ~ ISBN 9780763649128 ~ ages 4-6
Disclosure: I was provided preview copies of these two books. All opinions are of my own. No compensation was given.