Dino-Soccer [NOOK Book]

Overview

When veggie-nibbling Grazers and meat-munching Biters take to the soccer field, it's a showdown of prehistoric proportions. Diplodocus shows an herbivore's soft touch and strikes first for the Grazers. But Gallimimus takes a pass from the twin Pterodactyls on the wings and finishes it off to even things up for the Biters. In the second half, Apatosaur scores the go-ahead goal for the veggie-side, but then a brawl results in red cards for both teams. Hungry to tie the game, Biter Allosaurus takes advantage. Now ...
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Overview

When veggie-nibbling Grazers and meat-munching Biters take to the soccer field, it's a showdown of prehistoric proportions. Diplodocus shows an herbivore's soft touch and strikes first for the Grazers. But Gallimimus takes a pass from the twin Pterodactyls on the wings and finishes it off to even things up for the Biters. In the second half, Apatosaur scores the go-ahead goal for the veggie-side, but then a brawl results in red cards for both teams. Hungry to tie the game, Biter Allosaurus takes advantage. Now it's 2-2, setting up the teeth-gnashing, claw-curling final minutes. . . .
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1–3—Once again Wheeler and Gott have teamed up for an action-packed sports extravaganza. The Grazers, in gold, take on the blue-uniformed Biters in a rough-and-tumble soccer match. Cheered on by their enthusiastic and colorful fans, the vegetarian and meat-eating dino players pass, steal, and trap the ball as they travel up and down the field. Each exciting play is recounted in rhyming verse with the names of the dinosaurs printed in the appropriate team color to indicate whether they are herbivore or carnivore. The play-by-play commentary is sprinkled with terms like "check," "spike," and "dribble," which will resonate with young soccer players. As the game progresses, the competition is fierce and the score teeters back and forth. At the end of the day, the Biters prevail, but the vanquished Grazers refuse to give up. Soon they will meet their opponents on the baseball field for a spirited game of Dino-ball. Gott's vibrant illustrations increase the suspense and fast pace of the rollicking narrative. The expressive faces of the players and the frenetic energy of the pictures add a bit of humor to the story. Sports fans and dinosaur lovers will delight in this follow-up to Dino-Hockey (Carolrhoda, 2007).—Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA
Children's Literature - Nicole Peterson Davis
The Grazers and the Biters are about to take the soccer field. These prehistoric dinosaurs are ready for a big match against one another. Who will win? Will anyone be able to score? This book will teach children about dinosaurs as well as the game of soccer. Through the soccer game, they learn about scoring, kicking, using the head, and even red cards while learning names of the dinosaurs and something about each of them. The action-filled paintings clearly distinguish the teams, so it is easy to discern which dinosaurs are meat eaters and which are plant eaters. The paintings exaggerate facial expressions and amplify the story. The text is told in a rhyming scheme, and the rhythm of the book makes it fun to read aloud. A child who enjoys soccer or dinosaurs will enjoy reading this book repeatedly. Reviewer: Nicole Peterson Davis
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761356981
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Series: Carolrhoda Picture Books
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: NOOK Kids Read to Me
  • Sales rank: 600,250
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD340L (what's this?)
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Award-winning author Lisa Wheeler lives in Michigan with her husband and two dogs. When Lisa isn't busy writing children's books, she travels around the country visiting schools and teaching workshops. Learn more about Dino-Hockey, Dino-Soccer, and the author at www.lisawheelerbooks.com. Barry Gott has illustrated several children's books, among them Dino-Hockey, What DO Teachers Do (after YOU Leave School)? and Santa's Secrets Revealed. He lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    My favit book

    This is the best song I like unicorns

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  • Posted October 17, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    a winning combination

    Can you imagine what might happen if a group of meat-eating dinosaurs got together with a group of plant-eating dinosaurs for a friendly game of soccer? Lisa Wheeler, author of the popular Dino-Hockey, whimsically describes how the Biters in blue, with T.Rex as their striker, challenge the Grazers in gold, with Ankylosaurus as their striker, to a soccer match. The Grazers get the first point as Diplodocus makes a goal. Then Gallimimus scores one for the Biters. Next Apatosaurus makes it 2-1 for the Grazers. And Allosaurus hits the ball in the net to tie the game for the Biters at 2-2. So, who will win? And can you guess what the dinos will play next?
    Most kids love anything dealing with dinosaurs. And soccer has become a very popular sport in the United States. So why not put the two together into a fun story for young children? The rhyming play-by-play style of narrative makes this a good read-aloud book for Kindergarten and early elementary age students. And the comical paintings by illustrator Barry Gott emphasize the action moves. Wheeler has met hundreds of soccer-playing youngsters who asked her to write a dino-soccer book. Gott spent much of his childhood both playing soccer and also playing with toy dinosaurs. Working with each other, they have produced a winning combination.

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