Max the Champion (Hardcover)

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Description


Max is mad about sport. As he gets up, has breakfast and heads off to school, he is dreaming of competing in world class sporting events. In his real day, he and his class win the school football match and, in his imagination, he and his friends are winning the World Cup. This is a lively and fun approach to sport, and a very inclusive picture book showing disabled children and children without disabilities enjoying different sports together in a natural way. The sports include football, rugby, athletics, cricket, diving, discus throwing and cycling.

About the Author


Former teacher Sean Stockdale has extensive experience working with disabled children and promoting equality and inclusion. Alex Strick has worked in the children's book world for much of the past 15 years. A consultant to Booktrust on all aspects of disability and diversity, she is also the cofounder of Outside In, a U.K. organization dedicated to exploring books from around the world.Ros Asquith has been a Guardian cartoonist for 20 years, and has written and illustrated over 60 books for young people, including the international bestseller, The Great Big Book of Families, with Mary Hoffman, and the Alien Schoolboy and Teenage Worrier series. She graduated from Camberwell School of Art, working as a photographer, designer and teacher before becoming a theatre critic for Time Out and the Observer, and diary writer for the TV Times. Her other titles, for Barn Owl Books, are The Roman Beanfeast and The Skiver's Guide. She has two sons and lives in north London.

Praise For…


"Ros Asquith’s ebullient illustrations capture Max’s irrepressible energy in this warm hearted, inclusive picture book." - Julia Eccleshare, Love Reading

"This book features forms of disability never before included in books, subtly and without reference." - Books for Keeps

"What this book is, is a celebration of fun activity, showing us how a diverse mix of people make Max’s reality (and his dreams) all the more vibrant and interesting, and it sends out the message that the same is true for all of us." - Booktrust

"An exciting and inclusive story." - Carousel

"The children and adults are just being themselves, not set apart in any way, and this is how disability should be shown in children’s books and so rarely is. Inclusivity should be just that, so usual as to be un-noticeable… a special book." - Books for Keeps

"Could this be the perfect inclusive book? . . . A celebration of fun activity, showing us how a diverse mix of people make Max’s reality (and his dreams) all the more vibrant and interesting, and it sends out the message that the same is true for all of us." - Bookmark

"It's a book which should make us stop and think about inclusion, as well as being a fun story about a very imaginative little boy. Colourful illustrations by Ros Asquith capture the spirit of the book." - Parents in Touch

"Ros Asquith’s ebullient illustrations capture Max’s irrepressible energy in this warm hearted, inclusive picture book." - Love Reading

"A good book . . . for promoting inclusion and positive attitudes towards those with disabilities." - Early Years Educator

"The book shows children with and without disabilities enjoying sport together in an attractive and funny mainstream picture book." - Connected

"Selected by Fiona Noble in Bookseller Children's Previews: Picture Books for June. 'A lively, fun story promoting inclusivity and a positive portrayal of children enjoying sport with and without disabilities." - The Bookseller



  • "Ros Asquith’s ebullient illustrations capture Max’s irrepressible energy in this warm hearted, inclusive picture book."


Recommended in an article about dyslexia: 'Shows a very positive and non-specific scene in which a thoroughly diverse and inclusive class of children is practising handwriting, with no direct mention of dyslexia.'



"This book features forms of disability never before included in books, subtly and without reference."



Product Details
ISBN: 9781847803887
ISBN-10: 1847803881
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Publication Date: March 25th, 2014
Pages: 32
Language: English

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