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When I Grow Up - Sports Heroes

Kids Like You that Became Superstars


Board book

List Price: 8.99*
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Board book (3/10/2020)


How do little kids become sporting superstars? Find out in this inspiring board book for little ones.

Everyone, from Usain Bolt to Simone Biles, was once a small child learning about the world. Read how a diverse array of sporty kids found what they loved to do, worked hard, and followed their passions all the way into adulthood.

With adorable illustrations of top sports stars as typical young kids, then as superstar adults, sporting greats will seem like friends to your little one, and kids will see that sporting greatness is achievable.

Meet Lionel Messi when he was a small child learning to play football, Usain Bolt before he became a super sprinter, Ellie Simmonds as she developed a love of water, and figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu when he joined his sister on the ice and became a figure skater.

Let your child turn the pages and see that, like their heroes, the experiences and passions they have now can lead to incredible achievements.

Praise For When I Grow Up - Sports Heroes: Kids Like You that Became Superstars

“This inspirational compendium will be ideal for youngsters with Olympics fever.” —Booklist (Starred Review) 

“The read-aloud text will appeal to caregivers hoping to inspire their youngest readers with real-life examples of athletic prowess.” —Publishers Weekly

DK Children, 9781465490933, 18pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 2020

About the Author

Lucy Semple graduated with a degree in Graphic Communication and Illustration from Loughborough University and now works as an illustrator based in Nottinghamshire. As a child, she dreamed of having a creative career and could often be found using the family video camera, directing and recording poetry, or with her head firmly buried in a book. Specializing in children's illustration, she now enjoys channeling that creative energy into drawing bright, bold, (and often furry), characters. When she isn't bringing her scribbled creations to life, Lucy enjoys drinking considerable amounts of tea, baking, and cuddling up to watch a film with her partner, daughter, and their grumpy tomcat, Nim.