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Picco Puppy Loves Football Reader Reviews

Picco Puppy Loves Football

Jane Brown

A lovely book to give a child confidence and if Picco can do it so can they.

This is a lovely illustrated book, it's a good book to read at bedtime and for the child. Not everyone gets it right the first time and this book is about persevering to get it right- just like Picco, who is not good at playing football and requires to keep on going to succeed. It is all about improving and getting better. The story is about friends, family and is such an inspiration. A lovely book to give a child confidence and if Picco can do it so can they.

Diana Mason

This is a story about how a little puppy has overcome his fears and achieved his dream.

This is a story about how a little puppy has overcome his fears and achieved his dream. His family and friends support him always. When he feels he has failed, they build him up. They keep telling him to continue to try everything more often until he becomes much better at his running, dribbling, being able to shoot better and get goals and not being able to save goals. A very important issue to learn in life. You can't do everything at once. You have to go slow, practice and improve every day so that you can become a better player. In the end, Picco wins “Player of the Week”. It has made him so happy to have learned how to improve with practice and to win the respect and love from his team members and his family.

Chris Woolfenden

A simple, easy to read book for younger children.

A simple, easy to read book for younger children. Told in rhyme, it shows how perseverance can pay off when playing a game. Good, bright illustrations accompany the text, with a range of friendly animal characters. A book for boys and girls who enjoy football that teaches team spirit and colleague support. Short verses mean the child is encouraged to try reading for themselves.

Val Rowe

Written for very young children in mind, the illustrations are bright and colourful and help to introduce the characters in a visual way.

Despite Picco puppy's passion for football, he struggles to achieve success, dreaming of scoring the winning goal. With the support of his family and friends, together with self-determination, he manages eventually to make his dream come true. Written for very young children in mind, the illustrations are bright and colourful and help to introduce the characters in a visual way. Picco and Poppi are siblings but we meet their family and friends; the friends have alliterative names which young children often like. The story is told in rhyme with frequent repetition which again is a stylistic quality which appeals to young children. There is a little game at the end of the story and a link to colouring pages which is a lovely way of enabling children to engage with the characters. With its positive theme, this would be a great choice as a read-aloud book to preschool children and would encourage reflection and further discussion. However, as with many books written in rhyme for children, I have issues with the accuracy of both the rhyme and rhythm. As a former primary school teacher and Head Teacher, I applaud the use of phonological awareness with young children but I feel we owe it to them to ensure that it is offered to them at a high standard.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781925973020
Publication date: 9th September 2019
Author: Michael Wong
Publisher: Picco Puppy
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 3+ readers
Genres: Sporting Stories, Animals
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