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The David Beckham Academy: Le Football, **, Jason Loborik, 978-1405245258
In Twin Trouble identical twins Adam and James are off to spend a day at the David Beckham Academy but Adam has a problem. How do you react when your twin brother is much better at football than you are? And what’s more, he and your father are not about to let you forget it. This book reminds readers that football is not just about ball skills, but also about teamwork and co-operation. It’s worth reading for the footballing action, but also for the messages of self belief and affirmation that it gives.
In Le Football a visiting team from France arrives at the David Beckham Academy. Do they make friends quickly? Not at first. The French and English teams are soon quarrelling loudly about whose footballing strategies are better. It is only the introduction of a third team that helps the rivals to begin to co-operate with each other. So once again an important lesson about football is learnt – that co-operation matters far more than petty disputes. Keen footballers will enjoy this book, and the lessons it teaches are important ones that apply everywhere – not just to football! Additional titles in ‘The David Beckham Academy’ series are Bossy Boots and Save the Day. RL