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Is a soccer-crazed mom really an alien from outer space? Find out in this funny picture book--a cautionary tale for soccer moms (and dads!) everywhere.The night before Lena's first soccer game of the season, her father tells her the amazing story of his own first season playing soccer. Ruben Drinkwater's mom started out like any ordinary parent watching the Atomic PicklesIs a soccer-crazed mom really an alien from outer space? Find out in this funny picture book--a cautionary tale for soccer moms (and dads!) everywhere.The night before Lena's first soccer game of the season, her father tells her the amazing story of his own first season playing soccer. Ruben Drinkwater's mom started out like any ordinary parent watching the Atomic Pickles play. But soon, she began to act very differently--she started to look like a pickle, and she started to roar in a very loud voice when the team was scoring  goals. In fact, she turned into an alien! Ruben spied on her at home, but she seemed to turn into an alien only during soccer games. Finally, he confronted her and asked her to act like all the other parents. That's when they discover how much Mrs. Drinkwater's cheering had meant to the team--especially to the parents, who took up where her cheerleading left off. Soon the whole team had renewed spirit for the game....

Title : The Soccer Mom from Outer Space
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ISBN : 9780517800638
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Soccer Mom from Outer Space Reviews

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2019-06-10 22:54

    Reviewed by Me for Kids @ TeensReadToo.comWe've all seen them, heard them, possibly been them. The mom who yells so loud when Timmy hits a double in Little League that glass shatters a block away. The dad who argues with the referee when innocent little Tina is called for traveling during her elementary school basketball game. It's a known fact that there are parents out there intent on embarrassing their children. THE SOCCER MOM FROM OUTER SPACE is a father's story to his daughter the night before her first soccer match. The dad recalls the time that HIS mother turned into an alien when he played for the Atomic Pickles: hooting, hollering, and even--oh the horror!, showing up at a match dressed in a giant pickle costume. Kids and parents will both delight in this humorous, yet true-to-life tale. A word of caution, though. Although THE SOCCER MOM FROM OUTER SPACE has a feel-good ending, I have a feeling most kids would react like my son did, which was by telling me that he'd never talk to me again if I EVER did something like that!

  • Brittany
    2019-06-03 22:02

    The night before Lena's first soccer game of the season, her father, Ruben Drinkwater, tells her the amazing story of his own first season playing soccer. His mom was like any ordinary parent watching the Atomic Pickles play. But soon, she began to act very differently -- she started to look like a pickle, and she started to roar in a very loud voice when the team was scoring goals. In fact, she turned into an alien Ruben spied on her at home, but she seemed to turn into an alien only during soccer games. Finally, he confronted her and asked her to act like all the other parents. That's when they discovered how much Mrs. Drinkwater's cheering meant to the team -- especially to the parents, who took up where her cheerleading left off and renewed the whole team's spirit for the game.I would like to have this book in my library collection. I would let students read this book on their own time for fun or to take an AR test on.

  • Laura
    2019-06-01 01:14

    Saltzberg, Barney. The Soccer Mom from Outer Space. (2000)Annotation: A soccer mom gets very excited about her sons games and acts so crazy that her son thinks she may be from outer space.Theme:family, encouragement, soccerWay to use with children: Talk about the difference of truth from fiction. You can talk about how parents act at sporting events.Recommended ages:3- 9

  • Julie
    2019-06-12 03:02

    Great School Age Read Aloud

  • Kimberly
    2019-06-05 05:03

    Extremely silly. I chuckled a time or two.

  • T.
    2019-06-19 23:00

    The idea was cute but the style was boring. My kid really liked it and wants me to dress up for his soccer games.

  • Janet Squires
    2019-05-28 00:02

    What do Soccer, Pickles and Aliens have in common and why is Mom so weird? Saltzberg delivers an entertaining answer.

  • Natalie
    2019-05-22 04:04

    This puts me in mind of a teenager who is terribly embarrassed by their mother.