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Review: Big Kicks

Get BIG KICKS Out of Reading This Summer

Research shows that children who read over the summer often gain, rather than lose, important skills to help them succeed better in school. My children’s education is important to me, and we are continuing our 20 minutes a day reading. We’re in the habit why break they cycle?

Candlewick Press has some really great books to keep children reading this summer.

We’ve recently reviewed BIG KICKS by author Bob Kolar. The Divine Miss M has read this book every day to Li’l Man. She has found memories of playing soccer last fall, and BIG KICKS is a fun book with some great illustrations.

From the Candlewick Press Website:

Biggie Bear lives in a quiet corner of a busy little town. He collects stamps, plays jazz, and enjoys being by himself. One day, the town soccer team knocks on his door, and they need BIG help. Biggie’s never played soccer before, and once they are out on the fi eld, Biggie realizes that maybe there is more to soccer than just being big. Bob Kolar’s droll, vibrantly illustrated tale about a lovable (but rather clumsy) bear and his endearing (but rather unlucky) team is sure to win some BIG fans.
I love listening to the Divine Miss M read aloud. I enjoy the interaction between her and the characters in the book. There are some great characters; her favorite is a Squirrel.
Big Kicks Book ReviewAs a parent, I appreciate that this book is centered around being part of a team. The need for everyone to contribute to succeed. While I am all about individual achievement, I believe it is important to be able to work well with others and understand others’ contributions are necessary sometimes. BIG KICKS does an excellent job at portraying both individual achievements and working together as a team.
This is a wonderful book that my children can easily relate to and read on their own.

It was just released in April and is the perfect gift or addition for any child. It has a suggested retail of $6.99 and may be purchased through the Candlewick Press Website or a book retailer near you.

I received the product mentioned in this post in order to facilitate an honest review. No other compensation was received. The opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experience may vary.

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