Friday, June 15, 2012

Final Fall 2012 Sneak Peek!

The Fall 2012 books are slowly appearing on our website, and will soon be available via NetGalley, too: stay tuned! In the meantime, do you know a kid who's seriously into soccer? Because if so, have we got the book for you...

Crazy About Soccer!
Talented wordsmith Loris Lesysnski is back, and this time, she's turned her poetic prowess to the game of soccer. These poems are bouncy and funny, and perfectly complemented by lively illustrations from Gerry Rasmussen (the creator of the comic strip Betty). Here's a sample poem--see if you can read it aloud without tapping along to the rhythm!


at all
at all
can learn to kick
a ball
a ball.
A kangaroo
could do it, 
a bigger kick
than me
or you
but never put one
in a game
cuz they can kick--

Crazy About Soccer! is sure to appeal to young soccer fans... they might even start writing their own poems. (Just make sure they wait until after the game!)


Gina @ Hott Books said...

Love it! This was an instant hit in our soccer-crazed house!

Joanna K said...

Glad to hear it! When I was looking it over before we sent it to press, I couldn't help but read the poems out loud. They're catchy!