Learn all about soccer in this fascinating, nonfiction Level 2 Ready-to-Read, part of Game Day, a new series that gives fans an insider look at their favorite sports!
This book is perfect for young, sports-obsessed fans who, in addition to watching and playing sports, crave the kind of expert knowledge that only an insider would know.
It’s game day, and Fred, a women’s soccer team equipment manager, arrives at the arena where he works. Not only do the Dragons have an early match but a new player has just joined the team! There’s gear to check and a lot of prep work to be done before the players arrive. Once the game begins there are even more responsibilities for this equipment manager who has to keep his eye on the ball and the players’ needs. Readers are given a field-side view of the passes, plays, and goals that make up a soccer match—as well as learning about the key rules and regulations of soccer.
A special section in the back of the book is chock-full of even more facts about the game and its storied history and players. It is custom-made for the fan who loves all things soccer!
David Sabino is in his third decade of making sports fun for readers. He grew up in New York City where at night he was able to see the glow from both Shea Stadium and Yankee Stadium from his childhood bedroom. He currently lives in West Hartford, Connecticut, with his wife, Ila, kids Lily and Jeremy and cat, Soba. You can follow him on Twitter @SabinoSports.
Setor Fiadzigbey is an artist and illustrator who loves telling visual stories. He has had the privilege of working in various fields including comic books, storyboarding for TV, visual development for animation, and children’s book publishing. He was born and raised in Accra, Ghana, and is married with a daughter.
Publisher: Simon Spotlight (June 4, 2019)
Length: 40 pages
Grades: K - 2
Ages: 5 - 7
Lexile ® 820L
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