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Summary: Play along as two teams of kids play soccer. This easy reader uses rhyming text to help new readers build their skills.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 7; read yourself: 4 to 6
Interest Level: 4 to 7
Reading Level: 1
Age of Child: Read with a 6-year-old boy.
Young Reader Reaction: My son appeared slightly bored by the book.
Adult Reader Reaction: This book is a great beginner book for children learning to read. However, my son's reading ability was beyond that of the book so he zipped through it without really enjoying the illustrations or plot.
Pros: With its large print and cute illustrations, this is a nice choice for beginning readers - especially those who love soccer.
Borrow or Buy: Skip. I think there are more engaging beginner reader books.