Wonder Goal! (Paperback)
A lush and loving tribute to the fantasy of kicking one perfect goal Like many children all over the world, a small boy dreams of winning the World Cup! But in the meantime, scoring the perfect, time-stopping goal would be just fine. With a stirring, simple text and glorious watercolors, this picture book captures both the drama and the magic of the most popular game in the world.
About the Author
Michael Foreman is a Kate Greenaway Award- and Smarties Book Prize-winning illustrator who has worked on a vast range of children's books. He is the author and illustrator of several books, including Cat in the Manger, Classic Fairy Tales, and Hello World.
"Each of [Foreman's] panoramic, framed scenes spans nearly the entire width of a spread, evoking the feeling of a larger-than-life dream. . . . These visuals set the mood for the players' exuberant emotions as they celebrate a goal that wins the game . . . suitable for dreamers in any sport." —School Library Journal
"Foreman's language is appealingly simple, and the large, evocative watercolors add to the dreamlike quality, with details such as clouds that resemble players in action. . . . A loving tribute to what the English call the 'beautiful game.'" —Booklist
"Foreman works a good visual transition from the playground to the professional soccer field, loading the page-and-a-half spreads with action and the color of sport pageantry. . . . Lots of a good thing here." —Kirkus Reviews