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Jan 20 2016

Soccer Superstar! by Tim Cahill

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Tiny Timmy series bk 1. Scholastic, 2015. ISBN: 9781760158880
(Age: 6+) Themes: Soccer; Persistence. Tiny Timmy is trying to get on the Soccer team, but he is too short and his coach thinks he needs to practise his skills more. Timmy takes this advice and tries to get taller, and keeps practising every spare moment. When he accidentally discovers a talent for jumping high, he realises he might have a skill that the soccer team can use.
Tim Cahill (a Socceroos star) gives us hints about his own pathway to success in this simply written and gentle story about the power of persistence and overcoming obstacles in a sporting context. Timmy also writes his own practice and Match reports within the story (demonstrating his writing skills as well).
Young independent readers aged 6+ will enjoy this book.
Carolyn Hull

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