The Football Machine (The Team) Paperback – 1 Aug 2003
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Harvey's team always loses. Professor Gertie, Harvey's neighbour, can't understand why. But the bouncing boots she invented were too bouncy, and the smoke machine she's sewn into Harvey's shorts blew out so much smoke Harvey couldn't see the goal.
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It's the robot that makes this book special, although the animosity of the ref and rival teams, and frustrations of the team members who have no confidence in themselves, all make the story really enjoyable. And thankfully, in the end The Team succeed without cheating!
Definitely a fun book for 5-8 year olds learning to read, and if they're football fans then all the better. The amusing cartoon illustrations really add to the book and the robot is full of character. My son loved the picture of 'the masher'. I'm going to buy the next one in this new series.
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I liked the story, but it had too many mistakes. It is easy to read, but I kept going to my teachers to show them the mistakes.
Here are some I found...
"The Team aren't very good are they?"
Something Strange. Something very Strange. (these are not sentences)
The team were not impressed.
The team were good.
Also I don't understand how the author used commas.
I liked the drawings. It was fun to read.