Max the Champion by Sean Stockdale, Alex Strick
  

Max the Champion

Written by Sean Stockdale, Alex Strick
Illustrated by Ros Asquith

5+ readers   7+ readers   
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Sports-mad Max thinks about sport every minute of every day – and night! He dives into his cereal, scores a goal with his school artwork, imagines himself skiing down a fast slalom course on his way home and dreams of being first in school sports day. As this books shows, nothing will stop Max, or his friends, from fulfilling their dreams. Ros Asquith’s ebullient illustrations capture Max’s irrepressible energy in this warm hearted, inclusive picture book.

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Synopsis

Max the Champion by Sean Stockdale, Alex Strick

Max is mad about sport. As he gets up, has breakfast and heads off to school, he is dreaming of competing in world class sporting events. In his real day, he and his class win the school football match and, in his imagination, he and his friends are winning the World Cup. This is a lively and fun approach to sport, and a very inclusive picture book showing disabled children and children without disabilities enjoying different sports together in a natural way.

The sports include football, rugby, athletics, cricket, diving, discus throwing and cycling.

Reviews

Selected by Fiona Noble in Bookseller Children's Previews: Picture Books for June. 'A lively, fun story promoting inclusivity and a positive portrayal of children enjoying sport with and without disabilities.

The Bookseller Recommended in an article about dyslexia: 'Shows a very positive and non-specific scene in which a thoroughly diverse and inclusive class of children is practising handwriting, with no direct mention of dyslexia.'

NASEN Special Magazine 'I was utterly thrilled to see a whole cast of disabled children included naturally within a beautiful, accessible and funny mainstream picture book, relevant to all ages. We shall definitely be buying copies for our school library.'

'Could this be the perfect inclusive book? ... A celebration of fun activity, showing us how a diverse mix of people make Max's reality (and his dreams) all the more vibrant and interesting, and it sends out the message that the same is true for all of us.' Bookmark

'It's a book which should make us stop and think about inclusion, as well as being a fun story about a very imaginative little boy. Colourful illustrations by Ros Asquith capture the spirit of the book.' Parents in Touch

'Ros Asquith's ebullient illustrations capture Max's irrepressible energy in this warm hearted, inclusive picture book.' Love Reading

'A good book ... for promoting inclusion and positive attitudes towards those with disabilities.' Early Years Educator

The book shows children with and without disabilities enjoying sport together in an attractive and funny mainstream picture book. Connected

'Apart from Max's sheer enjoyment as he goes through his day with nothing but sport on his mind, nothing much happens. But that's fine. We want to see those 'different'

About the Author

ALEXANDRA STRICK has worked in the children's book world for the past 15 years. At Booktrust, she managed programmes including Bookstart and Children's Book Week, was deputy executive director, and regularly reviewed children's books for the Guardian. She is now a consultant to Booktrust on all aspects of disability and diversity, as well as working with other agencies and charities (she is co-founder of Inclusive Minds, the collective for all those interested in diversity and books and also Outside In, the UK organisation dedicated to exploring books from around the world). She has delivered training for writers, illustrators and publishers on accessible and inclusive books, both in the UK and internationally.

SEAN STOCKDALE is an ex-teacher who is now Communications Manager for National Association for Special Educational Needs. He has extensive experience of working with disabled children and promoting equality and inclusion.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 4

Author

Sean Stockdale, Alex Strick
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

5th June 2014

ISBN

9781847805195

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