Bundy works hard at being the best soccer player he can be. He always encourages his teammates, and works extra hard during practice. So when his attitude changes, little does his teammates know that he's been saddled with a baby-sitter. Illustrations.
Gr 1-4-Christopher opens this beginning chapter book in the midst of a soccer game with the score tied. Later, 10-year-old Bundy, the team captain, discovers that his grandfather, who had been looking after him after school and during the summer, is moving to Florida. When Bundy's parents tell him that they have hired a baby-sitter, he is sure that his teammates will make fun of him. However, he has second thoughts when the sitter arrives with her soccer gear. Only the main character is developed and Bundy's relationships with the rest of the team are nonexistent. Still, the boy's concerns are very real-how to play well, how to keep the truth hidden from his friends, how to be a good captain and role model-and young readers will identify with him and be engaged by the action. Also, the message, to give everyone a chance, is a positive one. Most of the full-page black-and-white cartoons show Bundy practicing and playing soccer.-Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
March 31, 1999
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