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If Winning Isn't Everything, Why Do I Hate to Lose?: A Story about Displaying Good Sportsmanship Kindle Edition
Kelsey's a typical fourth-grader. She likes to hang out with her friends, play games, and do all the standard stuff. But there's one thing about Kelsey that really gets her into trouble - she HATES to lose! So much so that she is not afraid to cheat, throw a tantrum, or just act like a poor sport! And not only is she a sore loser, she's a terrible winner!
When Kelsey's poor sportsmanship - or "SportsGirlShip," as she likes to call it - causes her basketball team to lose a close game, makes her siblings refuse to play with her, and has her friends looking at her differently, she soon realizes she needs to change her ways.
Fortunately, Kelsey's coach and mom are there to teach her the importance of being a good sport, and winning and losing with class. Kelsey learns that practicing good "sportsgirlship" can help her have more fun playing any game, whether she's winning or losing!
Whether kids experience winning or losing, such situations offer great opportunities for parents and educators to use the tips included at the end of the story.
From the Publisher
When It Comes To Winning, I'll Do Anything It Takes!
Some say you play for fun, but not me, I play to win!
Last Friday, We Were In A Really Close Game!
A girl from the other team went up for a lay-up. Somehow, my hand grabbed her ponytail and yanked her to the ground
I Thought I Got away With It, But The Ref Called Me For A Foul.
The girl made both free throws and her team went up by a point.
Obviously, we ended up losing the game.
...a great self teaching book about the true value of sportsmanship for kids, girls and boys. Kelsey is a competitive girl who wants to win at any game, at any cost. Her basketball coach reminds her of the importance of her team's promises when she cheats against another player, pulling her hair to make her miss a basket. Her coach explains that displaying sportsmanship means not cheating and winning and losing with class, and also learning from mistakes. Actually, Kelsey likes to call it sportsgirlship, but she does eventually learn that "if you cheat, you never know if you would have won fair and square." Kelsey learns that although she does need to learn to try her hardest, she also needs to learn to say "Good game!" and shake the winner's hand. Kelsey has many more experiences learning how to keep the Lady Leopards' Team Promises, which are: "Work hard, make sure we have good 'sportsgirlship,' and learn from our mistakes." The closing pages of this handy sportsgirlship guide has Tips for Parents and Educators to help encourage good sportsmanship, and other corollaries of the Golden Rule. --The Sports Shelf, Children's Bookwatch
Page after page, the author and artist have combined to stress the important point: There is more to a game or any competition just to be the winner. There is also an answer to a reaction to losing at times...The entire book leaves a positive message for anyone participating in a sport or any competition. --M.G. Paregian, Publisher --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B07RL3TPM1
- Publisher : Boys Town Press (May 6, 2019)
- Publication date : May 6, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 17037 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 32 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,399,398 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This book is about good sportsmanship, which is something Christopher struggles with. It's very wordy, so it's meant for older kids: ages 6-10, but the message is great. Once again there's simple 3 step process to check your behavior.