The Boy Who Cried ¡Falta!
by David Flores
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Pub Date 01 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 16 Dec 2022
The Boy Who Cries ¡Falta! is Tony, the soccer-loving Dallas boy. Him and his Dad loved to watch Fútbol together. From this, he discovered how to fake a foul. By faking being hurt, he was given free kicks and penalty kicks that often led to his team's victory. With the help of his golazos and his world-class diving, his team makes it to the Dallas Cup final! Will Tony use his trick of calling a ¡Falta! to help win the game? Or will he learn that he's called foul one too many times?
"""While reading, I felt like I was watching an episode of ¡Supercampeones! An important lesson for all the little sport fans who love a great story. Recommended reading material for future World Cup stars!""
-123 Andrés, Latin Grammy Award Winners
""A great book for all soccer fans and players. David tells a great story that shows how special the Dallas soccer community is... while also providing a very important life lesson about fair play.""
-Gordon Jago, Indoor Soccer Hall of Famer
""A must read for any child who plays the beautiful game. As someone who uses fútbol to teach life lessons, this book teaches one of the most important ones.""
-Juan Martinez, DKSC President/ Executive Director
Average rating from 5 members
This book is already out btw.
You have no idea how cute this book is!
A young enthusiastic boy tries to play his best at soccer but he gets disheartened in the field ashe did fake being hurt and he does learn a lesson in a big way.
Love the illustrations.
Thank you, BooksGoSocial, for the advance reading copy.
a cute spin on The Boy Who Cried Wolf- in the eyes of a soccer player. Overall, this book had a good message- do not fake being hurt.
I like the added Spanish throughout the text- great way to expose children to another language. Any soccer fan would enjoy reading this story!
a really fun book about soccer and a very dramatic boy. it's telling you that if you make a habit of lying, then people won't believe you, ever. the latina mix is interesting, and the concept also fitting with the world cup happening
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