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Mia Hamm, American soccer champion and best–selling author of Go for the Goal, tells a true–life–inspired story of learning that winning and losing aren't as important as being part of a team.More than anyone, soccer superstar Mia Hamm knows the value of teamwork and perseverance. She shares this lesson, paired with energetic illustrations by Carol Thompson, in this motivaMia Hamm, American soccer champion and best–selling author of Go for the Goal, tells a true–life–inspired story of learning that winning and losing aren't as important as being part of a team.More than anyone, soccer superstar Mia Hamm knows the value of teamwork and perseverance. She shares this lesson, paired with energetic illustrations by Carol Thompson, in this motivational story perfect for soccer kids and their soccer moms!...

Title : Winners Never Quit!
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ISBN : 9780060740528
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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Winners Never Quit! Reviews

  • Kathryn
    2018-11-17 01:59

    Since it's World Cup time, I wanted to find a few picture books featuring soccer/futball. I was a bit skeptical that this was a star vehicle for Mia Hamm that would have everything to do with quick sales and little to do with lasting quality. I am happy to be proven wrong!In the story, young Mia loves to play soccer with her family. She loves it when she scores goals and everyone cheers! She does not care so much for missing goals... no goal, no cheers. It seems like Mia always wants to quit whenever she starts to lose. But, her older siblings have a lesson in store: winners never quit. Soon, Mia needs to decide which is stronger--her love of soccer or her dislike of losing.The story is ably told with cute illustrations. Back matter includes pictures of Mia from her childhood soccer matches to her world-class wins. Although Hamm, and Women's Soccer in general, aren't as popular today as they were when the book premiered, it is a story that can stand on its own for both young soccer fans and those who need to learn that "winners never quit!"

  • Cristal Martinez
    2018-10-23 05:03

    In winners never quit, it’s a story about a little girl named Mia who loves to play soccer, she loved to score goals and people would cheer. Although sometimes it doesn’t work that way, one day when Mia couldn’t score a goal she wasn’t too happy because no goal means no cheering. Mia quit she didn’t like that she wasn’t scoring her friends and siblings kept telling her to play but she didn’t want to. She would rather quit than lose. The next day she wasn’t able to play because she was a “quitter” so she just watched, the day after Mia played again but she couldn’t score a goal and her friend said “better luck next time”My impression of this story is that it was a nice story to read, it definitely shows to not quit something you love. This story would be great to read to students because it can show them to continue what they love doing without giving up.The theme in this story is to have good sportsmanship, because in the story it shows that Mia loves soccer and that she loved to score goals and the cheers, and when she didn’t score she didn’t like it, but realized that playing soccer and being there with her team is what’s more fun and important. That it’s okay to lose but to lose gracefully. That whatever we love to do to never quit. The protagonist in this story is Mia she can see her character traits well through illustrations and text. In one part of the story we can see Mia with her arms crossed and with a frown on her face and it says “Mia didn’t want better luck next time. She wanted better luck now.” As she is stomping away in the illustrations with her arms out and head looking down, this shows an angry body language by how her arms and head are in the image. Another part of the story we see Mia in the image tearing up with an upset face when her sister says “She’s going to quit.” But Mia didn’t hate losing as much as she loved soccer. And in the next image we see her happily playing soccer by her facial expressions showing happiness. A visual element I noticed is that in a few different parts of the story the illustrations bleed. It covers the whole page, with the text in the image, I believe the author did this so we can feel as if the reader was there at that very moment in the story, and give us a bigger picture to look at all the things that around the field, because in this image we as readers are on looking out from a higher level point of view because the other characters are looking at Mia and facing away from us. Another visual element I noticed is that the story includes different fonts of text. When Mia says “I quit!” It is in big red letters, and big to show that she quits and it’s a big deal and the red color to indicate how she is feeling angry and upset. Another one I noticed is that when Mia would score a goal, the word “Goal” is in the color orange, and orange means happiness, success and enthusiasm, and that’s how Mia would feel when she would score a goal.This is contemporary realistic fiction, because it is in a realistic setting in a soccer field, and the story can very much happen in real life because it is about a little girl who realized that she didn’t hate losing as much as she loved soccer, and that winners never quit.

  • Cindi
    2018-11-14 00:17

    Right away the young reader will identify with Mia through the text and the illustrations. Mia is just like every other kid that wants to hang out with her friends doing something she loves. They all meet in a park to play soccer. The text is easy to read for independent readers and the sentences are just the right length for those that will need the book read to them. The illustrations are colorful and realistic even though they are cartoon-like characters.The story of being a good sport and perseverance are clearly evident without being preachy. Mia exhibits disappointment in missing a goal and so she quits; not very sportsmanlike. She never does score a goal in the story, but she decides the fun of the game and practicing is worth the trouble if it's something you truly love. That's a lesson that goes beyond the playing field into every aspect of life. Not everything is easy and sometimes success may be far off, but that doesn't mean you quit trying.Continue reading on Examiner.com 'Winners Never Quit' by soccer star Mia Hamm; Literature lesson ideas included - San Francisco fiction | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/fiction-in-sa...

  • Rachel Hoeck
    2018-10-21 02:21

    Winners Never Quit by Mia Hamm is about a little girl who plays soccer. In the beginning, Mia scores a goal during a game, but later on she keeps missing. This causes Mia to become upset and she chooses to quit. Her brother, Garrett, and her sisters, Lovdy and Caroline try stop her from quitting, but they can’t. The next day, the team plays without her and Mia has to sit out. The next game, Mia plays, but will she learn not to quit?The theme of this children’s book is that trying and participating is more important than winning or losing. The author teaches children when something goes wrong, like performing poorly in a soccer game, they should not quit. This theme is even clearly stated at the end of the book: “But she was playing. And that was more important than winning or losing…” (p. 17, 18). The book creates this theme by showing Mia’s choices and their effects. When Mia quit, she didn’t get to play the next game, and, thus, missed out on all the fun. But when Mia played even when she missed the goal, she got to continue having fun playing her favorite sport.The setting of this story is at a soccer field. This is important because creating the story based on a sport is easy for children to relate to. Many children play a sport and soccer is a common one. Since the book takes place on a soccer field, the audience can relate to the story when Mia does poorly and when Mia does well. They can understand what it is like to do bad when playing a sport and they know that quitting can seem like the easy way out. This setting appeals to the audience of young children and makes the theme easier to relate to.The typography of the book plays as a key visual element. Most of the time the author uses a normal, black font for the text. However, when key parts of the story occur, the author uses a more playful and colorful font to draw attention to it. For example, when Mia score, the word “goal” is in an orange, fun text (p.2). This is important to the story because Mia acts positively afterwards. However, on the next page, in the same colorful, playful font, the book narrates, “No goal. No cheering.” This is also important because Mia has a different reaction to this event and it changes the story. The author uses this different, colorful font to draw attention to key words in the story.Facial expressions and body language are also key visual elements. The illustrator uses different facial expressions and body language to show how the characters feel and react. For example, when Mia misses the goals in the beginning of the story and decides to quit, she looks very upset and angry (p.5). The audience can tell this because Mia’s eyebrows are slanted down towards each other which is a common sign of anger. She is also frowning. Lastly, Mia’s arms are crossed, which is a common symbol of being upset or angry.This children’s literature is contemporary fiction because it’s an imaginary story that takes place in modern times and seems realistic. This is a coming-of-age story because Mia learns about herself and develops. She learns that quitting is not the option to choose when soccer gets hard. She develops because she chooses to play the next time she misses a goal in a game, rather than choosing to quit.I liked this story because it sends a good message to children in a fun, relatable story. A lot of children want to quit when something goes wrong because it is the easy way out. This story shows that quitting isn’t the best option and that you can still have fun even if you mess up a few times or lose. The book is relatable to children because every child plays a sport or has wanted to quit at one time or another.

  • Julian
    2018-10-24 23:17

    La pequeña Mia adora el fútbol, pero cada vez que algo le sale mal se tira un berrinche y decide abandonar el juego. Por medio de algunos desencantos eventualmente se da cuenta de que su amor por el juego es mayor que su aversión a la derrota. El libro termina con una serie de fotos de Mia Hamm en diversas etapas de su carrera, una foto autografiada y una carta motivacional para los lectores. El mensaje es claro: "las ganadoras nunca se rinden", lección crítica para el deporte y la vida misma.Este se está volviendo un favorito en casa. A mi hija le gusta el fútbol (este verano empieza a jugar en el equipo del barrio) y a su corta edad ha enfrentado desafíos en su desarrollo que la han obligado a ser disciplinada, corajuda y determinada. No lo ha puesto en palabras, pero ella también es una ganadora que nunca se rinde.

  • Lindsey Mineweaser
    2018-11-06 05:02

    Mia is a little girl who loves to play all different sports especially soccer. However, Mia gets very frustrated and quits playing soccer with her friends every time she misses a goal. Eventually, her friends do not let her play anymore. This teaches Mia that it is okay to lose and that winners never quit. There is a lot of onomatopoeia that makes this book very entertaining to read out loud. Some examples are, “tap, tap, tap” when Mia is dribbling the soccer ball and “smack” when Mia shoots the ball. The onomatopoeia allows the reader to become more engaged in the story. I think that students would enjoy this book being read to them because the figurative language would keep their attention throughout the entire story. The text and the illustrations seem to flow very well together. The illustrations represent what the text states. In addition, some words that are in the text are also drawn into the illustrations. For example, when Lovdy calls Mia a quitter, the word “quitter” appears to be drawn like a child using a colored pencil. This feature adds to the illustrations and connects them to the text even more. The illustrations also seem to be creative. At the beginning of the book it says that Mia loves basketball and baseball, but she loves soccer the most. The illustration shows Mia holding a soccer ball in place of a basketball and baseball. I think this is a key element in the illustrations because it reinforces the fact that Mia loves soccer the most. While this book does have a lesson, it is not overly didactic. The message in the book is that winners never quit. However, the book teaches this lesson in a creative way. The book shows the reader what consequences Mia faces when she does quit. In addition, when Mia is allowed back in the soccer game, she finds out that it is okay to lose. To me, the message is very important but it is presented in an fitting way.

  • (NS) Heatherk
    2018-11-10 05:05

    This is an autobiography written by U.S. Soccer Star, Mia Hamm. Most my students did not know who she was, however her picture book story has a great theme and story plot. Mia as a young girl loved to play soccer and got used to always scoring goals. Mia begins missing goals, quickly becomes discouraged, and eventually, quits playing with those in her neighborhood. As Mia watches the other children play soccer, she finds that playing is more important than always winning. Further, Mia learns an important life lesson-Winner Never Quit!. I recommend this story to any student grades 2-4. It was a nice story to teach character traits, connections, and summarizing. With that, my students liked the autobiography genre that our curriculum does not expose the children to very often.

  • J
    2018-11-09 23:06

    I read this for something I'm doing on my job. It's a simple picture book about Mia Hamm as a child and teaches the value of never giving up.

  • Alison
    2018-11-15 23:09

    Is an awesome soccer book written by an awesome soccer player!

  • Fred Slusher
    2018-11-09 02:17

    Good children's story about never giving up.

  • Lindsey Mineweaser
    2018-11-14 01:12

    Mia is a little girl who loves to play all different sports especially soccer. However, Mia gets very frustrated and quits playing soccer with her friends every time she misses a goal. Eventually, her friends do not let her play anymore. This teaches Mia that it is okay to lose and that winners never quit. There is a lot of onomatopoeia that makes this book very entertaining to read out loud. Some examples are, “tap, tap, tap” when Mia is dribbling the soccer ball and “smack” when Mia shoots the ball. The onomatopoeia allows the reader to become more engaged in the story. I think that students would enjoy this book being read to them because the figurative language would keep their attention throughout the entire story. The text and the illustrations seem to flow very well together. The illustrations represent what the text states. In addition, some words that are in the text are also drawn into the illustrations. For example, when Lovdy calls Mia a quitter, the word “quitter” appears to be drawn like a child using a colored pencil. This feature adds to the illustrations and connects them to the text even more. The illustrations also seem to be creative. At the beginning of the book it says that Mia loves basketball and baseball, but she loves soccer the most. The illustration shows Mia holding a soccer ball in place of a basketball and baseball. I think this is a key element in the illustrations because it reinforces the fact that Mia loves soccer the most. While this book does have a lesson, it is not overly didactic. The message in the book is that winners never quit. However, the book teaches this lesson in a creative way. The book shows the reader what consequences Mia faces when she does quit. In addition, when Mia is allowed back in the soccer game, she finds out that it is okay to lose. To me, the message is very important but it is presented in an fitting way.

  • Laura
    2018-10-21 05:18

    Although Mia Hamm's name is on this book, it is really just about a regular girl who learns the value of sportsmanship. One of the most interesting pages comes inside the book cover where there are pictures representing how she grew up with soccer. The first picture is a baby in a basket with a soccer ball sitting next to her tied up in a ribbon, then she is a baby sitting up, and so on, until at the end you see her with the ball and a big smile on her face. Both boys and girls can relate to this story of "winners never quit". The vocabulary is accurate and the way in which the characters dialog is true to the age. The last pages of the book are photographs of Mia Hamm playing soccer, including a photo of her winning the World Championship in 1999. I love that there is a good role model in sports for girls, but boys would enjoy this book as well.

  • george
    2018-11-04 03:58

    I didn't realize that soccer star Mia Hamm is the author of this book until after I got home from the library. It's such a great book! Little Mis loves to play a lot of sports, but soccer is by far her favorite. She loves to control the ball, and she *really* loves to score a goal and hear the cheers from her teammates and friends. But when she doesn't score, there are no cheers. And Mia quits. Stomping into the house, Mia's friends and family call after her to come back, but she refuses. The next day she is ready to play again, but no one waited for her. And they won't let her play! Hamm writes about teamwork and the importance of sticking with a task, win or lose in this charming little picture book. The illustrations are fun and the fact that the heroine is a little active girl is the icing on the cake. Loved it!

  • Dolly
    2018-11-17 03:11

    This is a short, but entertaining book about Mia Hamm, sports, and most importantly, how to lose gracefully. The narrative is short and will likely appeal to soccer fans. The illustrations are filled with sports action and the characters are very expressive. I really liked the photo montage of Mia and her sports career, from the very beginnings until her time in the short-lived professional Women's league. It really shows how much soccer has been a part of her life and describes some of her records as a player. Overall, it's a fun, fast read and I would recommend it for parents who want their children to be inspired by her example.

  • Ashley Fischer
    2018-11-13 04:11

    This book is a great book to read and follow with talking about good sportsmanship. In my classroom I would read this book and then as a class talk about what good sportsmanship is and when we need to use good sportsmanship. We would talk about recess, games played in the classroom, PE class, and any other times that the students can think of that they need to use good sportsmanship. Talking about good sportsmanship could build into making playground rules and playing fair. With this book, we could also discuss that winning is not everything.

  • Adriana Mendoza
    2018-11-15 03:15

    The famous quote by Vince Lombardi“Winners Never Quit and Quitters Never Win” provides a good description of this wonderful story. Mia Hamm, famous soccer player, sends a powerful message to young readers about not giving up. The beautiful illustrations show how her family influenced her life. This book lends itself well to a strategy lesson on making predictions. Since young readers show interest in sports, such as soccer, they may have a lot of background knowledge that will support their comprehension. “Mia Hamm Winners Never Quit!” could also be used in a autobiography study.

  • Amanda
    2018-11-07 00:00

    I really enjoyed this book and the message it sends to its readers (especially young children) is very important. I feel this book would work great with any level because the thought of quitting can relate to everyone in any area. This book could be read to the class when a big test is coming up or even just an ordinary day to remind the students to give it their best in school, sports, hobbies, etc.

  • Krista
    2018-10-31 21:13

    This book portrays a great message of never giving up, even if you don't succeed at first. It’s important that children are provided with this lesson early on so they don’t give up on something that could bring them great experiences or fortune in the future. With it being a sports book, I think it would grab the attention of all students, male and female. The illustrations are fun and active to match the story line.

  • Betty Caporal
    2018-11-03 02:17

    This book is a biography of the famous soccer player Mia Hamm. The story talks about Mia Hamm and about her attitude about losing. This story will be great to read aloud especially when students are having a hard time with sportsmanship. My favorite part about this book is that they show actually picture of the famous Mia Hamm. Those pictures made the story seem like more than a story, and show students not to quit if they feel passionate about something.

  • Abbey Smith
    2018-11-07 22:11

    Mia Hamm is one of my lifelong idols. This book represents why she was (and still is) such an icon for young soccer players like myself. She accomplished so much during her years of playing soccer, and she did it all with extreme class. This story is perfect for teaching writing and pulling out the Author's true message in the story. I also use this story when we write about Heroes because Mia is my hero. :)

  • Tricia
    2018-11-04 03:01

    Obviously with mini-Mia Hamm living in my house, a book by Mia Hamm about soccer was a BIG hit. She tells the story of being a young soccer player and becoming frustrated when she failed to make a goal. Her brothers and sisters encouraged her to be a good sport and play whether she wins or loses. A good lesson for our young players of any sport.

  • Kia M.
    2018-10-21 23:05

    Great book to read to your class when teaching them to never give up. Even if you mess up on something you are good at be sure to never get discouraged. Many of us will hit rough patches, but it is important to push through,and keep at it. Great motivational tool!

  • Jessica P.
    2018-11-11 04:57

    Famous soccer player, Mia Hamm, as a child, had days where she wanted to give up on the game of soccer. Her coaches and friends all kept cheering her on, and soon, she got better and better. And, obviously, she thought it was more fun to continute playing the game than give up!

  • Ataylo18
    2018-11-07 23:56

    What a great message! It shows that even professionals had once thought about quitting. Sometimes there are things you have to over come, but if you stick with it, it pays off! Great message for all ages, and a very easy read with good pictures!

  • Marcia
    2018-10-30 02:04

    A just-right picture book to teach what it means to lose gracefully. An important lesson, told in the context of young Mia, who goes on to soccer greatness. Kids will relate to the tears and desire to quit when the team loses. Nicecly illustrated and perfect for the very young.

  • Amanda
    2018-11-13 03:11

    Cute story about playing whether you win or lose. Especially applicable to soccer players, but also useful lesson for any child.

  • Amy
    2018-11-03 03:04

    Aimed at the younger set, but still a good message for all. More so, it's a way for those of us who loved watching her play, to introduce her to our own kids.

  • Katelyn Warner
    2018-11-03 22:21

    * Inspires kids that playing is more important than winning* Good for classroom library/sports* Beautiful water color illustrations

  • Shawn Elswick
    2018-10-25 02:08

    This book shows children how to lose gracefully and not to give up when they lose. This book was written by Olympic Gold Medalist Mia Hamm of The United States Womens Soccer Team.

  • Linda
    2018-10-31 05:01

    Not so exciting story about the need for team work and facing disappointment and losing.