Lucia Lacorte loves games. But few friends enjoy playing games with her. When she loses, she cries and yells. And when she wins, its even worse: she dances around and rubs it in. You see, Lucia Lacorte is a very poor sport. And if she keeps up her poor behavior, no one will want to play with her at all! Can anyone get through to Lucia and show her that being a good sport is the fun in fun and games?
Author Christianne Jones uses humor and a helpful rhyme to teach early learners about the importance of good sportsmanship in this entertaining picture book from the Little Boost series. Kids will sympathize with both Lucia and her friends, and learn a pledge to help them remember to keep gameplay fun for everyone.
"Lucia’s downturned mouth and body language speak volumes when she spies a new sign outside the [Get Gaming Club] meeting place: 'Try your best / have lots of fun / smile and shake / when the game is done,' a repeated refrain. 'I did not approve this sign,' she grumps.... Lucia goes home to play her games with Grandpa, but he turns the tables and exhibits the behaviors Lucia is notorious for. Lucia reacts as her GGC friends do, but this time she has a rhyme to teach Grandpa how to be a good sport. At an emergency meeting, Lucia apologizes and recites the new club pledge." — Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Jan 1, 2019|
|Publisher||Picture Window Books|