Our BLG reader this week, Deborah, read us Gunner, Football Hero written and illustrated by James E. Ransome.
A gorgeously illustrated story about an unlikely hero – rotund little Gunner with an amazing arm makes the cut for the football team – as third string quarterback. At first Gunner happily warms the bench but then, when injuries take out the first two quarterbacks on the team, Gunner gets to play! Does the game work out? Does his team win? Does it really matter? A book about sportsmanship, great attitudes and the twists and turns of team play. Read this little gem carefully – the ending might surprise you!
Our student reviewers report:
Josiah: I liked Gunner because when he wasn’t on for a while, he was still happy and he got two touch downs!
Kevin: Gunner loves football. He always played football at the field and he “leaved”very late!