Zoey has always been the star of the team. She believes she can win games all by herself. But when a new coach arrives, Zoey must learn that it takes more than one player to make a team.This read-aloud book follows one young athlete as she learns how much better it is when all players work together. 1, 2, 3 TEAM! will have your listeners yelling "TEAM" in unison before the final page.Susie Gardner knows the importance of being a good teammate. As an NCAA Division I women's basketball coach, she values those traits which make her college athletes good team players. Gardner has incorporated her love of children's books into her coaching and uses them as motivational tools with her teams. It's never too early for children to learn to work togethermore "team" and less "me."The watercolor illustrations of award-winning artist Tina Mullen capture the energy of the story and bring life to the playful personalities of Zoey and her teammates.
|Publisher:||Mercer University Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.80(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Susie Gardner was named Head Women's Basketball Coach at Mercer University in 2010. With more than 200 Division I wins to her resume, she has coached college basketball for over twenty-five years. Gardner holds BS and MEd degrees from The University of Georgia. She is a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Gardner resides in Macon, Georgia. Tina Mullen is currently the director of the UF Health Shands Arts in Medicinea program that brings the arts to patients and families struggling with serious illness. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States. Mullen received a BA from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and an MFA from the University of Florida. She resides in Gainesville, Florida.