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Evie’s Field Day

More Than One Way to Win

Evie loves to run, jump, hop and most of all - win! In fact, she has a special place in her room for all her trophies and ribbons. Evie couldn’t wait to blaze past her classmates on Field Day.

So when things didn’t go her way, she stomped, scored, and downright pouted! Evie was a sore loser, alright. When Evie finds herself ahead of the pack and faced with an important decision, will she choose the chance at a trophy or the chance to be a kind friend? Find out by joining Evie as she navigates the playground and learns that some things in life feel better than winning. Evie’s Field Day by Claire Annette Noland carries the key message of empathy, winning the right way, and good sportsmanship supported by the many advocates of positive parenting solutions. It'll sit comfortably on your shelf alongside other books that focus on these issues. This includes the work of Sharon Purtill (It’s Okay to Be Different) and Derek Munson (Enemy Pie). This book comes with a free Reader’s Guide for children ages 4-10, complete with discussion questions, lesson plans, and activities to go beyond the book. Prompts ask children to consider how they can exhibit good sportsmanship, on and off the field.

Details & Purchasing

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  • Release Date Spring 2020
  • 32 pages • 9x11 • Ages 4 to 10
  • Hardcover Picture Book, Picture Book, Ebook
  • ISBN (hardcover): 978-1-7330359-0-3
  • ISBN (picture book): 978-1-7330359-1-0
  • ISBN (ebook): 978-1-7330359-2-7
  • ISBN (Spanish): 979-8-9850233-4-3
  • Lexile Leveling: 480
  • Fountas & Pinnell Level: J

Book Reviews

Rita Christensen, School Library Journal

Echoic words scattered throughout the text put some zing into the story and highlight the Field Day activities. Teba's adorable pencil sketches and gray watercolor washes are accentuated with bursts of color that highlight the multiethnic characters and action of the story. Sportsmanship strategies are included, encouraging participative learning. Realistic portrayals of competition and teamwork make this a strong addition to any library.

Kirkus Reviews

Teba infuses each scene with charm and energy. Within the black-and-white color schema, Evie has dark hair and medium-toned skin, and her friends are diverse. Resources on fostering sportsmanship follow the story. A lively read-aloud promoting the virtues of sportsmanship. Read Full Review

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