Un gol más

Holiday House. Jul. 2022. 32p. pap. $8.99. ISBN 9780823451982. SP.
PreS-Gr 1–A group of diverse children are playing soccer but exclude May, until a boy includes her in the game. As the kids pass the soccer ball, defend, and score goals, one player realizes the importance of team play. This Spanish version of Score One More provides a great jumping-off point to address teamwork for young children. Janovitz offers a straightforward plot built on one- and two-line sentences, set in a medium black font. Although the Spanish text will help emergent readers with simple vocabulary, the syntax lacks the natural flow of a well-defined sentence structure. Pastel yellows and sky blues have a strong presence on the pages; full-spread illustrations on a white or light green background provides a fresh springtime ambiance that correlates with the soccer scene of the plot. The artwork moves organically, following a logical sequence that relates to the story and expresses the text’s meaning. This early reader book may be read during a school story time highlighting the value of collaborative play.
VERDICT With a teamwork theme that emphasizes playing nicely with all friends, this early reader will resonate with young children who are experiencing cooperative and social play at school.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing