Created by Shaquille O'Neal and illustrated in full color by Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent award winner Theodore Taylor III, the Little Shaq series celebrates family, friends, and community and will have kids cheering for reading!
Little Shaq has always wanted his own kitten, but his parents aren't sure he's responsible enough. When Little Shaq is chosen as his class's Star of the Week, he knows that this is his moment to shine, to prove to his parents that they can count on him. Will Little Shaq be able to show he's ready for his very own pet?
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||5 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Shaquille O'Neal is the author of Little Shaq and Little Shaq Takes a Chance and is a retired basketball legend, a businessman, and an analyst on the Emmy award-winning show Inside the NBA on TNT. During his nineteen-year NBA career, O'Neal was a four-time NBA champion, a three-time Finals MVP, and a fifteen-time All-Star, and was named the 1993 Rookie of the Year. Since his rookie year, O'Neal has been an ambassador for the Boys & Girls 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, his MBA from University of Phoenix, and his PhD from Barry University.
Theodore Taylor III is the illustrator of Little Shaq and Little Shaq Takes a Chance 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 lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and son.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Little Shaq is excited to be the star of the week at school because he'll get to have show and tell on Friday. He's been planning all of the things he wants to show his classmates. His teacher finally picked him to be the star because he's helpful and loves school. That week is also a pet expo at the rec center. Little Shaq hopes that if he can show his parents that he's responsible enough to care for the class pet bunny over the weekend (another Star of the Week responsibility) that they'll let him get a cat. Throughout the book Little Shaq does indeed exhibit great responsibility and excellent problem solving. He struggles with some of the Star of the Week duties at first - taking attendance is harder than he though and dividing the snacks fairly isn't easy. He thinks up great solutions for both of those problems, and he does a good job caring for the bunny after a small mishap. In the end, his parents surprise him with a kitten named Tiger. This book is very relatable for children ages 6-8, and the text is perfect for that reading level. The book is divided into 3 chapters that tell one continuous story, and although this book is part of a series, it does not need to be read sequentially. There is no carry over between the books, other than the characters. I really love this series, and I cannot wait to read this book with my son. http://www.momsradius.com/2016/11/book-review-little-shaq-star-of-week.html