Friday, February 6, 2015

Beginning Reader Review of Kick, Pass and Run by Leonard Kessler

Synopsis: "Rabbit was the first one to hear it.
Duck was the first one to see it.
Cat was the first one to feel it.
But what is it? It turns out to be a football, and it leads the animal friends to discover the exciting game of football.

Young sports fans have cheered Kick, Pass, and Run for thirty years. Now Leonard Kessler has reillustrated his classic I Can Read Book in full color, bringing this popular tale to a new generation of beginning readers."

My Review: This is a great level 2 for beginning readers and football fans. The words and sentences are simple and the images help to prompt the reading. It also has a fun little introduction at the beginning with a diagram and common football terms. It is a little long and maybe should be read it short spurts to keep attention on the story but it can be read in one sitting. The animals are silly and the football game is fun to follow, even Munchkin got involved and was telling the animals that they weren't playing right and that what they were playing with wasn't a football.
My Rating: Even though this is a little longer than most of these beginning readers but the lines are all simple and the story is fun. I give it a rating of Four Paws.


  1. I must not remember anything I read as a child because with how old this one is you would have thought I'd heard of it.

    1. I honestly don't remember reading any of the I Can Read or Step into Reading books.