Sally loves to be first at everything! She is first in line at school. She is first out the door at recess. She even has to be first at dinner gobbling up her mac and cheese! But when she gets angry at losing and loses her temper, her explosions end up hurting feelings and it's not long before her classmates have nicknamed her "Sally Sore Loser."
Fortunately, Sally's teacher, Mr. Taylor, and her mom are there to help teach her the rules for being a good winner and a good loser. They guide her through how to encourage her teammates, what the difference is between trying your best and showing off, and how to keep her mind focused on the most important part of a game: the fun! With expressive watercolor illustrations and endnotes for parents and teachers, this entertaining and educational book is an invaluable tool to help kids learn good sportsmanship.
"Mr. Taylor, her sage teacher, gives her some advice by outlining the eight rules of being a good sport. Sally learns that she needs to be polite and encourage her teammates, know the rules and try her best without showing off, keep her temper, and, most importantly, have fun.... Sally takes this message to heart and is a great sport the next day at recess, even when her team loses. Expressive, cartoon-style watercolor illustrations support the text well. The parent/teacher material in the back reminds adults that modeling good sportsmanship is just as important as teaching it to children." — Jasmine L. Procopio, School Library Journal
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Author||Frank J. Sileo|
|Publication Date||Aug 15, 2012|