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Mar 04 2020

Sports Heroes by Clare Lloyd

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When I grow up series. Dorling Kindersley, 2020, ISBN: 9780241412688. 18pp.
(Age: 4+) Recommended. Dorling Kindersley presents pre-schoolers with a fun and inspiring board book focused on how youngsters become sports stars. Each double-page spread introduces the famous athlete describing their early years, how they started in their field and their achievements. Using bold backgrounds, easy to read sentences, both graphic illustrations and photographs, with flags of their home country, this is great for the future sports player.
Begin reading with Usain Bolt's story, the superstar sprinter wanted to be a Jamaican cricketer when he grew up. Paralympic Games swimmer Ellie Simmonds from Great Britain won two gold medals at the age of thirteen. Eight superstars from across the globe are represented, from Lebron James American basketball legend to Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu and Lionel Messi captain of F.C. Barcelona. Chinese volleyball player Zhu Ting thought she would grow up to work on her family farm, however her life changed when she was chosen to attend a special sports school.
Sports Heroes introduces the concepts of inspiration and aspiration, dreaming big and achieving your goals. Just right for sharing with a pre-schooler, discuss their family life, turning points and special achievements as adults. Subjects: Sports, Athletes.
Rhyllis Bignell

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