My First Soccer Book: A brilliant introduction to the beautiful game

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Soccer is the world’s greatest game, played by billions of people around the globe, including countless millions of children. My First Soccer Book will inform and encourage all young soccer players already caught up in their love of the game and hungry to develop their skills and knowledge. Perfectly pitched text by an expert author provides a highly practical guide to every aspect of soccer, from basic skills such as passing, heading, and shooting, through more detailed explanations of tactics and game-play, to ...

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Overview

Soccer is the world’s greatest game, played by billions of people around the globe, including countless millions of children. My First Soccer Book will inform and encourage all young soccer players already caught up in their love of the game and hungry to develop their skills and knowledge. Perfectly pitched text by an expert author provides a highly practical guide to every aspect of soccer, from basic skills such as passing, heading, and shooting, through more detailed explanations of tactics and game-play, to information about the world’s great players, teams, and tournaments. Hints and tips throughout will help every child make the most of his or her soccer games and classes.

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"Surrounded by attractive, action-packed photographs, Gifford’s narrative covers basic skills, such as passing and shooting, as well as rules and regulations. Even though there is a plethora of soccer books each season, this updated guide will refresh aging collections"

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School Library Journal
Gr 1–4—Surrounded by attractive, action-packed photographs, Gifford's narrative covers basic skills, such as passing and shooting, as well as rules and regulations. This book has a larger font and an easier text than the author's Kingfisher Book of Soccer Skills (2012), which is for older players. Diagrams for items such as a simple field are clearly delineated and labeled. Equipment and uniforms are given a full spread, while text boxes provide additional tidbits of information. One fine example is the explanation of different types of cleats for a variety of fields. Both boys and girls, who are the age of the intended readers, are portrayed scoring on and defending the goal. A short section on famous players is included, but readers will need to look elsewhere for more information on specific professionals. Even though there is a plethora of soccer books each season, this updated guide will refresh aging collections.—Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753467831
  • Publisher: Kingfisher
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 968,676
  • Age range: 5 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author who has written hundreds of articles and more than 80 books. A life-long supporter of Queens Park Rangers, he has also been a football coach, and has contributed to various football fanzines. He lives in Manchester, England

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