Crazy About Soccer

Crazy About Soccer

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Hurray for soccer! Anyone / at all / at all / can learn to kick a ball / a ball. A kangaroo could do it, / too, / a bigger kick than me or you but never put one / in a game 'cuz they can kick but / they / can't / aim! This new collection of poems by Loris Lesynski captures the joys, thrills, and challenges of one of the most popular sports in the schoolyard today. Rhythmic, funny verses reflect the game's energy while offering sound suggestions for proper play. Crazy About Soccer!, a collection full of twists, turns, and surprises, is sure to appeal to any reader who has ever played soccer, whether in cleats and a team shirt or in bare feet and--as in Shakespeare's day--with a pig's bladder for a ball! Wonderfully ridiculous and genuinely funny artwork complements the bouncy poems.
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 48 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 10.16mm | 284g
  • Ontario, Canada
  • English
  • 1554514223
  • 9781554514229

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An ebullient collection of tongue-twisting, imagination-stretching, smile-cracking poems.--Joy Fleishhacker"School Library Journal" (04/21/2014) Lesynski inspires readers with long and short, funny and serious verses on various aspects of the popular sport.--Blair Christolon"School Library Journal" (01/01/2013) This gem of a book is enough to get even the most reluctant children, boys and girls alike, to give poetry a try.--Nicole Rowlinson"Resource Links" (12/01/2012) With cartoon-like illustrations, this book of poetry about soccer is ideal for devoted fans, whether on the field or off.--Karen Hildebrand"Reading Today Online" (05/16/2013) From the manic energy of "First-Touch Chant" to the bootcamp chant of "Pick Up Those Knees" to the building frustration of "No Favourites," these poems demand to be read aloud -- their rhythm natural and bouncy, their beat strong and their humour fun and engaging.--Ken Kilback"Canadian Childrens Book News" (11/01/2012) Poems demand[ing] to be read aloud--their rhythm natural and bouncy, their beat strong and their humour fun and engaging.--Ken Kilback"Canadian Children's Book News" (09/30/2012)
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About Loris Lesynski

Loris Lesynski is a bestselling author of brilliantly funny poems, and a frequent visitor to schools, where she gets kids excited about poetry. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Gerry Rasmussen draws the syndicated comic strip "Betty." He has also produced cartoons and illustrations for many newspapers and magazines. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta.
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12 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (5)
3 8% (1)
2 17% (2)
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