Monday 11 July 2016

One Day: A Story About Positive Attitude - Barb Chrysler

One Day
A Story About Positive Attitude
Barb Chrysler
Philip McIvor (Illustrator)
Nanshe Publishing
ISBN 9780994804907

I have read this book with my children, twice both yesterday and today. It has a great message for all children, but especially for fan of soccer or football as the European's call it. Each page is illustrated with a child dressed like a famous soccer star, and with a motivational message about that play. These message instil positive attitudes and hope.

The stars profiled are:
Christiano Ronaldo
Lionel Messi
Abby Wambach
Mia Hamm
George Weah
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
David Beckham
Nico Calabria
Martha Vieira da Silva
Michelle Akers
David Alaba
Hope Solo
Philipp Lahm
Ronaldo Luis Nazario
Manuel Neuer
Arjen Robben
Alex Morgan
Zinedine Zidane

The illustrations by Philip McIvor are very well done. They are sort of in a caricature but of a child dressed as the soccer star. The realistic uniforms, and bright colors will be loved by children and fans alike. 

At the end of the book is a brief biography on each of the players, many of which are inspirational in and of themselves.

This is one of those books I see my children coming back to again and again. We have already read it 4 times in under 2 days. My children absolutely love it. And to be honest the message is strong enough that even I appreciate the reminder's about how our attitude can help shape the future and also inspire others.

A great little read and I highly recommend it.

Books by Barb Chrysler:
One Day: A Story About Positive Attitude
Reach for the Stars, Ryan
Oh My Gosh, Josh Loves Soccer
Oh My Gosh, Josh Is Forgetful
The Boy Who Didn't Quit
Get Your Head in the Game: The Power of Positive Mental Attitude

Books Contributed to:
I Belong to You


Unknown said...

Thank you Steven. I hope you and your children enjoy your reading challenge.

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