Great illustrations, topical, well written storyline, and hits home for everyone, whether you are a child, parent, or coach. Everyone can learn from this book. Sami is 99 percent of the children involved in youth sports, they just want to play the game. Parents and coaches can learn more from this story than the children themselves. Can't wait for Sami's next adventure
What a great book! The illustrations are wonderful, the colours are vibrant, it is funny, and the characters are adorable! The message of the importance of having fun and friendship is clear throughout the story. Children will no doubt love Sami, her determination and positive attitude shine through the book! Bring on softball season!
Other people have described this as "adorable" and "delightful". They're right. But I'd add "absolutely charming" too. The story is touching and meaningful, the text is fun, the illustrations are really cute. You end up falling love with little Sami. I hope coaches read this, as well as parents and kids.
Loved it!! This delightful rhyming tale teaches important lessons through a captivating story line, striking characters and charming illustrations. Children will take heart in the story’s clear message that if you believe in yourself, work hard and persevere that makes you a winner and someday you could achieve results of a magnitude you never imagined. Coaches and players will be reminded that every person on their team is entitled to be treated with respect and compassion. Furthermore, the author succeeds in illuminating the critical importance of valuing the potential of each individual in order to ensure the success of the team as a whole. Youth sports leagues everywhere should distribute a copy of this book to each of their coaches at the start of every season!
I love Sami what a great story. She is such an inspiration absolutely loving the sport even though she is not playing. Kids all over will be able to relate to this story. I think we have all had a coach like this once in our lives and if only I had some heart shaped glasses to give. I can't wait to read this to my Neices and nephews.