Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sally Sore Loser: A Story About Winning and Losing; Frank J. Sileo (author) and Cary Pillo (illustrator)

  Frank Sileo (Author) and Cary Pillo (illustrator)
Magination Press - 2012
American Psychological Association

Sally likes to play soccer, but Sally does not like to lose.  When things don't go well, she yells and bosses other children, and before long Sally finds herself all alone and friendless.  

Mr. Taylor, one of her teachers, tries to instill the importance of "Being a Good Sport" by sharing (8) simple principles:
  1. Being polite to teammates and opposite team
  2. Cool down when upset
  3. Don't show off or hog the ball
  4. Don't argue with a teacher, teammate, opponent or referee
  5. Know the rules of the game.
  6. Be fair to everyone
  7. Never cheat
  8. Try your best and have fun
This a very important book for children under the ages of 8 or 9. It provides parents, coaches etc. with an excellent tool to teach youngsters the importance of being a good sport and, how to be both a good winner and a good loser.  The illustrations are well done and fun to look at, and very well done. Great talking points for parents and child. 

A few important quotes: 
  • "Remember to tell yourself, I've won if I've had fun."
  • "Sore winners and bad losers win nothing and can lose friends."

1 comment:

  1. This is important for kids in this age range … and above it too!


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