I was drawn to read this picture book for children because of the beautifully illustrated cover.
The book itself has lovely colourful pictures on each page and has been thoughtfully constructed to strike tones of hope and inspiration into the reader and of course a placing of faith in god to achieve ambitions, here, in relation to top level basketball.
This is a book that would be suitable for primary aged children, either who are capable of independent reading, or who enjoy being red to aloud at bed time by a grown up.
The author gives a great summary of how this story is based on his own experiences of childhood, and is globally relatable on that basis. Reading this book would be great discussion opener with a child if looking specifically at the author’s basketball career, or as a discussion around developing/building personal faith.
It sounds like the book has been created for a great cause.
Unless the reader has an interest in god or is interested in developing faith, this might not be the best pick for them, although it can be read as a story of success and striving without reference to religion as necessary.
A lovely feel good read.
I am a Scottish writer and book lover. My love of words stretches back to childhood, when I used to devour books at night by torchlight. Today, my love of reading and writing is as passionate as ever. I have eclectic tastes - from stories for children to thrillers and espionage.