I received this book for free from Quentin Holmes in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Sporty Lou - Picture Book: Soccer King (Multicultural Book Series for Kids 3-To-6-Years Old) by Quentin Holmes
Published by Holmes Investments & Holdings LLC on October 1st 2017
Genres: Children's Picture Book
Source: Quentin Holmes
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The Sporty Lou series is for kids 3-to-6-years old who LOVE sports!
-A Multicultural Children's Books by Quentin Holmes -Easy-to-read, empowering and entertaining stories for young children (3-to-6-years old) -Picture Books & Coloring Books -Available in hardcover, softcover, & eBook
Sporty Lou is a spunky determined kid with a big heart and bigger imagination. At the feet of his 'mighty dad', Sporty Lou is taught the basics of soccer. He struggles and falters, but his little body holds a giant heart that won't back down from a challenge! Cheer along as Sporty Lou's imagination turns his backyard into a stadium full of roaring fans. Will he ultimately give in or take his first steps towards becoming a true sports legend?
Sporty Lou could not have landed in our hands at a better time. You see Little 1 is a firm believer that he has to be natural at everything on the first try. The first time he played basketball and didn’t make a basket, he wanted to quit (and then repeat this cycle with every sport he played so far). So to say that we really needed a book like Sporty Lou in our hands is an understatement.
Sporty Lou is about a little boy who is going to play soccer for the first time. He is so excited to try. He can already imagine himself being so good at the game without even trying. His imagination runs wild. He doesn’t know the rules of soccer and it is a little frustrating for him. He attempts to kick the ball and isn’t as successful so he gets a little frustrated. This is basically how Little 1 acts so I already knew how this going to go, I live it like everyday.
I personally loved the message of never giving up after failing on the first try. This is something I try to stress with the Littles because I want to them to know that it takes practice and dedication to get good at something. Not saying that natural talent doesn’t exist because of course it does but you also have to nourish that talent and that’s the message I got from this book and I hoped the Littles did too.
Little One loved how bright and colorful the illustrations where. He actually doesn’t play soccer but he understood what the story was about despite it not being about a sport he plays. And to me that was important.
We would definitely recommend this especially if you’re struggling like me about trying to get the Little ones to understand that you have to practice, practice, practice. Sporty Lou delivers on the message and I think it is important for young ones to understand not to give up on the first try.
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