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Maisy Plays Soccer

By: Lucy Cousins

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Maisy Plays Soccer


Maisy and her friends can’t wait to play soccer! Maisy puts on her uniform, laces up her sneakers, and heads to the field. Charlie, Tallulah, and Dotty are on the blue team, while Maisy, Cyril, and Eddie are on the red. Let’s play! Soon enough the game heats up, with plenty of action, excitement, and suspense. Who will be the first team to make a goal? Whatever the score, it’s all in good fun, and everyone is still the best of friends at the end!.

Rating: 3 ***

Maisy is adorably cute, and the story has a nice message — that it’s just playing a sport that’s fun and not about winning — but there’s not much substance to the book.

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Pirates at the Plate

By Aaron Frisch

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Pirates at the Plate
Reviewed by Children’s Book List

Teams of pirates and cowboys, including such figures as Blackbeard and Wild Bill, inject rowdy adventure into America’s pastime in this story about baseball and the imagination of youth.

Rating: 3 ***

For the right child who knows all of the ins and outs of baseball this is probably a great book but for every other audience there are a lot of references that don’t make sense.

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