Tiny Timmy Makes the Grade by Tim Cahill
Published by Scholastic
Socceroos forward and Australian sporting icon, Tim Cahill has written a fabulous chapter book for kids who love sport, in particular, soccer. He has weaved humour and shenanigans into Tiny Timmy Makes the Grade, that also has soccer drills and skills as part of the plot, for those kids who have found a love for the world's most popular sport.
The story is not all about being the best player on the field, though. Tiny Timmy spends his fair share of time sitting on the bench, waiting for his turn to take to the field.
In between bench sitting, readers will find plenty of action to keep them turning the pages. Have a giggle about the ripped up lawn, plants and furniture as players, flattened flowers, the smashed kitchen window and being banned from backyard games. There is even a science experiment thrown in for an explosion of hilariousness. And as your eyes gloss over the words, even the fonts on the pages are humming with energy.
Tim Cahill is a fierce striker on the sporting field, and now as an author, he will have the same domination in encouraging school aged children to read for enjoyment. Tiny Timmy Makes the Grade, the 2nd book in the Tiny Timmy Series, is brimming with friendship and good sportsmanship, both on and off the field.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Tim Cahill
Title: Tiny Timmy Makes the Grade
Publisher: Walker Books
Published: May 2016