The Secret Weapon
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Leo, Billy, Zo‘, Tony and Rani love playing football in the park on Sunday mornings. They are not very good but they have a lot of fun. When they are challenged to a match, the friends decide that they need a secret weapon and Billy suggests his cousin, Jason, who is very good at football. However, Jason shouts at everyone and wants the ball all the times. The day of the match arrives and when Jason is carried off in the second half, the team realize that they can play perfectly well without him. Young readers who like football will enjoy this lively story which is well integrated with amusing illustrations that are full of character. It will appeal to both sexes because the football team includes both boys and girls. It is also a story about friendship and team spirit, showing how important it is to play as part of a team and not just as an individual.