Thursday, December 26, 2013

Olivia Plays Soccer adapted by Tina Gallo –NO

Gallo, Tina Olivia Plays Soccer 24 pgs. Simon Spotlight, 2013. $16.99  Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G. EARLY READER
Olivia is excited to play soccer, but mostly so she can wear a red jersey. Turns out her team wears mostly green jerseys, unless you’re the goalie. So Olivia undermines the team until the assigned goalie gives up her post. Once Olivia gets that red jersey she is finally happy and plays a great game.
This story should be about the sweet goalie that gives up her post so that Olivia can be happy, not Olivia. To be honest this book made really dislike Olivia, reminding me of an over-privileged spoiled child. If Olivia was my pig child, we would have spent the holidays volunteering at the local shelter.

EL (K-3) -NO Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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