Big Kicks (Hardcover)

By Bob Kolar, Bob Kolar (Illustrator)

Candlewick, 9780763633905, 40pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/27/2010)
Prebound (4/27/2010)

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Goal! Kids of all sizes (and soccer abilities) will get a kick out of this humorous tale of high expectations — and the rewards of being yourself.

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.

About the Author

Bob Kolar is the author-illustrator of several books, including DO YOU WANT TO PLAY? and RACER DOGS. He also illustrated ALPHAOOPS! THE DAY Z WENT FIRSTby Alethea Kontis. Bob Kolar lives in Kansas City, Missouri.

Praise For Big Kicks

Non-stop fun
—Kirkus Reviews

Kolar's artwork is pure whimsy!
—Bob's Book Blog

A very strong story combines with delightful digital artwork.
—Booklist (starred review)