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Max the champion

by Stockdale, Sean,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea STOCKDALE Sean
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Picture Books
Call Number  j Ea STOCKDALE Sean

Max is mad about sport. As he gets up, has breakfast and heads off to school, he is dreaming of competing in world class sporting events. In his real day, he and his class win the school football match and, in his imagination, he and his friends are winning the World Cup. This is a lively and fun approach to sport, and a very inclusive picture book showing disabled children and children without disabilities enjoying different sports together in a natural way. The sports include football, rugby, athletics, cricket, diving, discus throwing and cycling.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this UK import, loopy, energetic drawings depicts Max, in the real world, eating his breakfast of Cheery Hoops, riding his bike to school, and going to class with his friends. But in his imagination, he is scoring perfect tens at a diving meet, piloting a toboggan in a downhill race, and throwing the javelin. In his mind, Max skies, runs, and plays soccer with his classmates and passersby, many of whom use assistive devices such as a brace, a wheelchair, or sit skis. The diverse images of people with disabilities also include one neighbor who uses sign language, while another navigates with the help of a service dog. Max himself wears a hearing aid and uses an inhaler. The lively, brief text is matched with detail-packed illustrations, and children will enjoy spotting Max's stuffed turtle and rabbit cheering him on from the sidelines or hiding in the trophy cup. A lighthearted celebration of diversity in sports and the role imagination plays in enjoying them.--Willey, Paula Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Sports -- Fiction.
Children with disabilities -- Juvenile fiction.
Sports stories.
Children's stories -- Pictorial works.
Publisher London :2013
Contributors Strick, Alexandra, author.
Asquith, Ros, illustrator.
Language English
Notes "Janetta Otter-Barry Books"--Page before title page.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781847803887 (hbk)
1847803881 (hbk)
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