Entertaining Early Chapter Book

Today I have an entertaining early chapter book.  I have enjoyed this series for the last few years and was excited to see there was a book that focused on soccer.  This sport has become so popular that most kids will experience life on a soccer team at some point, and most of them will deal with the same frustrations as Zeke.  I loved the underlying message that good things come from being active and engaged with your team, even if at first your uniforms resemble the color of pee!

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Title: Zeke Meeks vs. the Stinky Soccer Teamentertaining early chapter book zeke meeks

Author: D. L. Green

Target: Grades 1-3

Series: Yes

What this book is about:

Zeke has joined the soccer team, but nothing seems to be turning out the way he expected. First he is not on a team with his friends. Next his uniforms are an off shade of yellow which does seem to resemble, well … pee! There is even a ball hog on his team who won’t pass. If it weren’t for those after game snacks, soccer might be a total bust. Can Zeke turn things around?

Why I love this book:

  • I am a huge fan of Zeke Meeks. I always have a few chuckle out loud moments when reading his books and this one was no exception. I am a fan of good potty humor which this series seems to do well. However, if I have one criticism of this installment it is that the author relied on it a little more than necessary.
  • Most kids will face a team without friends, a kid who won’t pass and a uniform that isn’t their favorite and this book spoke to that. It showed readers that you can still have fun and make friends. A nice message for kids.

Who this book is for:

Great for kids who are too young for Diary of a Wimpy Kid or who have graduated from Captain Underpants. Plenty of illustrations throughout.

Final thoughts:

Zeke Meeks is just a fun early chapter book series that will keep kids entertained.

To purchase this book:

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