Although I would not choose to use this book as a reading choice for an entire class, it is certainly a book that should be included in a class library for second through fifth graders. Certainly, it is a book any soccer lover would enjoy! The back and forth setting between the school day and the soccer games could get confusing to a lower level reader. But, the message of teamwork is a strong one that children need to hear. In addition, the main character provides tips for soccer players that young athletes will likely enjoy!
grade level equivalent: 3