Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Flying High 2 by Julian Edelman - OPTIONAL

Edelman, Julian  Flying High 2, illustrated by David Leonard.  PICTURE BOOK Superdigital, 2017.  $20. 9780692979075  

Jules is a squirrel who likes to play football.  He works hard, practices, eats right and goes to bed on time to try and be ready for the big football game against the Falcons.  When Jules and his team play the Falcons they struggle in the first half, but after a pep talk by the coach they start to believe in themselves and work hard to win.  

The first page of this story says, “This is a true story”, and the back cover explains that Julian Edelman is a professional football player.  For fans of football and sports, this is a simplified version of what it takes to win.  The illustrations are cute, but it might be confusing that this is a true story when all the characters are animals.  Also, I'm not sure what the 2 means in the title.  

EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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