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Winners Never Quit! Paperback – April 25, 2006
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If anyone could tell this message convincingly, it's author Mia Hamm, star of the U.S. National Soccer Team, an Olympic Gold Medalist, World Cup champion, and five-time U.S. Soccer Player of the Year. In an afterword, Ms. Hamm says, "There is no 'me' in Mia because, in soccer and in life, I could never do it alone."
Children seem to blossom when they realize that others have the same feelings, doubts, desires - the same good and bad traits. It's learning what to do with them that makes them "grow up." Readers will feel they have found a friend in Mia Hamm, someone who was once a child too, and probably had to deal with her own dislike of losing in order to become a champion athlete. Soccer fans will appreciate Mia's removable, autographed color photo in the back of the book.
Carol Thompson's bold, action-filled illustrations are perfect.
My only remotely negative comment is minor - they use the word hate. It's not a big deal but we're working on having the kids NOT use that word so it turns into a "ummmm...she said hate..." Not a big deal at all and a good opportunity to show an appropriate way to use the word but it's there nonetheless.
GLE (Missouri) Develop an awareness that text and pictures provide information. (CA 3 A.K)
CCSS Derive information from text and pictures. (CCS 7)
Students will seek information in both the text and pictures of a familiar story.
I can use the words in a story and the pictures in a story to identify information.
Students will discuss the traits of fair play using the story Winners Never Quit by Mia Hamm and Carol Thompson.
Warm Up (2-3 minutes)
A soccer ball is placed in circle area for circle time. Teacher calls the kids over with a whistle. "Okay, let's get in circle for circle time!" As kids gather in circle, teacher draws attention to soccer ball and asks "Who know's what this is?" (Wait for answer.) What do you do with a soccer ball? (Allow several students to show and tell what they would do with a soccer ball reminding them that we are indoors and we must use inside behavior. This may require a little question and answer to clarify that students are expected not to kick the ball hard.) "Does anybody know someone who is really good with a soccer ball? (Again, allow kids to tell about people they know who play.) Instruct kids to sit.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We love the message- "winners never quit" and love that Mia was honest in that even she had gone through a phase of learning how to be a good sport...... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Makin time for Fitness
Oh yes, Mia Hamm never ceases to amaze us. This was purchased to put into a Christmas stocking from Santa Claus. I am sure the little girl who receives this will be thrilled.Published 2 months ago by Debbie
Love it! Great for kids to learn about enjoying the game regardless of outcomes and persistence and accepting occasional losing!!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
My 6 year old daughter liked having a book written by Mia Hamm, but truthfully, the story wasn't all that impressive to me. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ali
As a young child, Mia Hamm loved to play soccer more than any other sport. The only thing was whenever she didn't score a goal, she would quit. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Laura Miller