Davey decides to practise his bowling as Steve suggested until he finds of a way to get Kaboom back. A regional selector is going to watch the boys play. He needs Kaboom back in order to avoid a disaster.
Steve’s team is one man down. Can Davey rise to the occasion, even without Kaboom? He’ll be playing against Mr Perfect, captain of his rival team. With the selector watching, can Davey help the team win by hitting a much needed six?
I’m enjoying this terrific series. Although with a cricket theme, the stories have great messages built into them. They encourage children to believe in their capabilities and challenge themselves in new areas while emphasising the importance of team work. The at times mischievous characters inspire self-confidence. They lead by example, overcome setbacks, and work towards a strong mind as well as a strong body while enjoying themselves.
Title: Playing Up (The Kaboom Kid #2)
Author: David Warner with J.S. Black
Illustrator: Jules Faber
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: December 2014
For ages: 9+
Type: Junior Fiction