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Beans Baker's Best Shot
Contributor(s): Torrey, Rich
ISBN: 0375828397     ISBN-13: 9780375828393
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: June 2006
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Annotation: When Beans hurts his leg in soccer practice right before the big championship game, his best friend Chester thinks it's all his fault. Beans may not be able to play in the game, but he can still play an important role on the team when he cheers up--and cheers on--Chester. Full color.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Soccer stories.
Soccer; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Readers
- Juvenile Fiction | Social Issues | Emotions & Feelings
- Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Soccer
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2005012222
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Step Into Reading. Step 3
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs) 48 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 107550
Reading Level: 2.7   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
When Beans hurts his leg in soccer practice right before the big championship game, his best friend Chester thinks it's all his fault Beans may not be able to play in the game, but he can still play an important role on the team when he cheers up--and cheers on--Chester.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2006 Fall)
After their mid-practice collision leaves Beans in a leg cast (and on the sidelines for the soccer championship), best pal and teammate Chester doesn't know how to make it up to his injured friend. The story is a tad thin, but it's mildly amusing and appropriate for newly independent readers. Cartoonlike illustrations show kids sporting pointy-toed cleats and brick-red jerseys. Copyright 2006 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2006 October)

Gr 1-3 Thanks to great teamwork, Beans and his friend Chester have led the Wildcats to the soccer championship play-off. But during practice, the boys collide, and Beans is left with a broken foot. Chester feels terrible, and the other players make him feel worse. He hides during the big game, but the coach has an idea that may bring the boy back to play, and Beans knows where to find his friend. This simply written book introduces several weighty themes: blame, guilt and forgiveness, friendship, and teamwork. The winning pass is made by a girl (one of several on the team), which broadens the appeal of the story. Cartoon illustrations add a little humor. The story is straightforward and will satisfy students who are beginning to read independently. There is enough substance for a first book report or a discussion of the social themes that are introduced.Mary Hazelton, Elementary Schools in Warren & Waldoboro, ME

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