Soccer Hour begins introducing the sport as a global game. It educates the reader that futbol is its other known name. This book captures what a day at soccer practice probably looks like for most children engaged in the sport. Whether boy or girl interested in soccer or those whom already play, would probably enjoy the tone set.
The book at hand definitely inspires determination and teamwork. I really liked that there is a variety of races and children of both sexes and how the soccer balls used in the book were of different colors matching flags from other countries.
I’ll point out that the story inside seems much more like a short poem. It’s written very well in a rhyming way and captures everything that would be happening during soccer practice. Players in the book are seen stretching out to warm up, taking shots in turn, keeping the ball balanced, practicing footwork, dribbling, passing, taking shots toward the goal, and much more.
The illustrations in this book are excellently done and are very much life like. The colors used are sepia yet with a hint of other colors that fill in the shirts of the children as well as the soccer balls. The illustrator completely capture the emotions and actions that are most certainly seen by children during practice such as the looks of concentration, excitement, joy, and more!
My children liked this book very much and it was quite an enjoyable read if I do say so. I’m looking to get a hold of the other books by this author and illustrator soon!
Soccer Hour makes for a most desirable picture book to add to any collection whether for a child or for an adult. An adult that perhaps coached or enjoys the love of the game in general, I believe would be very happy with it.
Interested in Purchasing? Soccer Hour can be purchased on Amazon.com in Kindle, Hardcover, or Paperback format.
*I received the product mentioned above in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.*