The Day Dad Joined My Soccer Team (Hardcover)
Kids Can Press, 9781771386548, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 3, 2018
Maureen Fergus, a Blue Spruce Award winner, has the perfect touch in crafting comic role-reversal stories. The boy gets to prove he knows more than his father --- always a hit --- but the two maintain a close and loving relationship throughout. The simple lines of Mike Lowery's art reflect the story's offbeat premise and child's point of view. With hilarious lessons on being a good sport, following the rules and having patience with others, this picture book could spark conversations about self-awareness and managing relationships. It also works for character education lessons on empathy, compassion and perseverance, and is a terrific resource for coaches of all kinds.
About the Author
Mike Lowery has illustrated many books for children, including the The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten and A Squiggly Story. Mike lives in Decatur, Georgia.