Operation Baby-Sitter (Soccer 'Cats Series #2)

Operation Baby-Sitter (Soccer 'Cats Series #2)

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by Matt Christopher, Daniel Vasconcellos, Stephanie Peters
     
 

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Bundy works hard at being the best soccer player he can be. He always encourages his teammates, and works extra hard during practice. So when his attitude changes, little does his teammates know that he's been saddled with a baby-sitter. Illustrations.See more details below

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Bundy works hard at being the best soccer player he can be. He always encourages his teammates, and works extra hard during practice. So when his attitude changes, little does his teammates know that he's been saddled with a baby-sitter. Illustrations.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Wendy Pollock-Gilson
Cheer for the Soccer Cat team! Exciting plays with tie scores will keep soccer fans reading the Soccer Cat series by well known children's sports writer, Matt Christopher. In this story, the second of this series, Bundy works hard at being a good team captain, but he becomes distracted when forced to have a babysitter instead of his loved grandfather to keep him company during summer vacation. Fortunately, May turns out to be a cool soccer player herself and teaches Bundy how to side tackle a soccer ball. This chapter book is perfect for children who are beginning to read on their own, making it a solid purchase for school and public libraries. Coaches and parents will appreciate the emphasis on sportsmanship and being a team player. Kids will love it for all the action!
School Library Journal
Gr 1-4-Christopher opens this beginning chapter book in the midst of a soccer game with the score tied. Later, 10-year-old Bundy, the team captain, discovers that his grandfather, who had been looking after him after school and during the summer, is moving to Florida. When Bundy's parents tell him that they have hired a baby-sitter, he is sure that his teammates will make fun of him. However, he has second thoughts when the sitter arrives with her soccer gear. Only the main character is developed and Bundy's relationships with the rest of the team are nonexistent. Still, the boy's concerns are very real-how to play well, how to keep the truth hidden from his friends, how to be a good captain and role model-and young readers will identify with him and be engaged by the action. Also, the message, to give everyone a chance, is a positive one. Most of the full-page black-and-white cartoons show Bundy practicing and playing soccer.-Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316135566
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
Soccer 'Cats Series, #2
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
437,942
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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