6th June 2013, Frances Lincoln, 32 pages, Hardback, Review copy
Themes: sport mad, team sports, ball sports, athletics, visual impairment, mobility impairment, aids to help people in their daily lives, lots of support and smiles, awesome bunny, humour in illustrations
Summary from Frances Lincoln
Max is mad about sport. As he gets up, has breakfast and heads off to school he is dreaming of competing in world class sporting events. In his real day he and his class win the school football match, and in his imagination he and his friends are winning the World Cup. This is a lively and fun approach to sport, and a very inclusive picture book showing disabled children and children without disabilities mixing and enjoying different sports in a natural way. The sports include football, rugby, athletics, cricket, diving, discus throwing, cycling.
I confess that my favourite character was Max's bunny who joined him on every step of the way. The funniest scene was when the bunny has breakfast and is reading a bunny themed sports paper.Max never stops thinking about sport!
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For a girl with an active imagination check out Lucy Goes To Market by Imogen Clare & Sanchia Oppenheimer, Children's, Picture book, 10/10