K is for Kick: A Soccer Alphabet
by Brad Herzog
Author Brad Herzog brings his well-received prose and soccer knowledge together with Melanie Rose's charming and realistic illustrations to detail every facet of the game. Each letter has a simple rhyme for young readers: "J is for the Jerseys that soccer players wear. But often in the World Cup, opponents tend to share. In a gesture of respect after a game ends, They simply swap their jerseys as if they are old friends." For older readers the expository text gives specific details about goaltending, referees, the World Cup, and many other aspects. K is for Kick follows the wildly popular Z is for Zamboni.
- Dewey: 796.333999999999
- Graphics: Full-color illustrations
- Hardcover (9781585361304): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2004, 08/15/2003
- Paperback (9781585363391): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 10 (h), © 2007, 12/15/2006
- PDF (9781627532006): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Hosted ebook (9781627535243): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
- Subject: Language Arts
- Series: Sports Alphabet
- Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 9
- ATOS Reading Level: 6.5
- ATOS Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 74544
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Alphabet (JNF013010)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Soccer (JNF054130)
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Author: Brad Herzog
Brad Herzog lives on California’s Monterey Peninsula with his wife, Amy, and his two sons, Luke and Jesse. As a freelance writer, he has won several awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, including a Grand Gold Medal for best magazine article of the year. Brad has published more than two dozen books, including two memoirs about his travels through small-town America.
Illustrator: Melanie Rose
Melanie Rose’s charming and lively oil paintings brought Canada vividly to life in Mike Ulmer’s M is for Maple: A Canadian Alphabet. She has also illustrated Z is for Zamboni: A Hockey Alphabet and K is for Kick: A Soccer Alphabet. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art, Melanie lives in Mississauga, Canada, with her son.