Little Shaq Takes a Chance

Shaquille O'Neal (Author) Theodore Taylor (Illustrator)
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Description

This new story in the exciting series created by Shaquille O'Neal and illustrated by Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent award winner Theodore Taylor III, encourages kids to find their own true talents.

Like most kids, Little Shaq doesn't love trying new things, especially if he might not be very good at them. So when his class is assigned projects for the school's upcoming art show, he's not sure that his skills will transfer from the basketball court to the art studio. Rosa Lindy and Barry have their projects all figured out. Can Little Shaq find the confidence to embrace his own style and create a piece for the show?

Continuing this series that celebrates community, family, and education, Little Shaq Takes a Chance will inspire readers the to be brave, have fun, and love reading

Product Details

Price
$6.99  $6.43
Publisher
Bloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books
Publish Date
April 25, 2017
Pages
80
Dimensions
5.8 X 0.3 X 7.9 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781619638785

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About the Author

Shaquille O'Neal is the author of the Little Shaq series, a retired basketball legend, a businessman, and an analyst on the Emmy award winning show, Inside the NBA on TNT. During his 19-year NBA career, O'Neal was a four-time NBA champion, a three-time Finals MVP, a 15-time All-Star and was named the 1993 Rookie of the Year. Since his rookie year, O'Neal has been an ambassador for the Boy's and Girl's Clubs of America, a group with whom his relationship goes back to his youth in New Jersey. Passionate about education, he has earned his Undergraduate degree from LSU, an MBA from University of Phoenix and his PhD from Barry University.
www.shaq.com
@shaq

Theodore Taylor III is the illustrator of the Little Shaq series and was awarded the 2014 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for his first picture book When the Beat Was Born. An artist, designer, and photographer, Theodore received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and son.
www.theodore3.com

Reviews

"The love among Little Shaq's family members shines through in their interactions, and the story delivers a message without triteness. Taylor's full-color illustrations break up text on almost every page, adding warmth and energy . . . A solid sequel, easily accessible to readers who missed Volume 1." - Kirkus Reviews

"The straightforward language is well-tailored to the target audience, and there's no missing the earnest, obvious messages about compromise, teamwork, and community involvement." - Publishers Weekly on LITTLE SHAQ

"A conflict-resolution story that may well inspire young sports lovers to garden--or young gardeners to pick up a basketball." - Kirkus Reviews on LITTLE SHAQ

"The language is simple and the story filled with a sense of community and friendship. . . . A sweet addition to chapter book collections." - School Library Journal on LITTLE SHAQ