The Way Champs Play

by Naomi Osaka

On Sale: 12/06/2022

The Way Champs Play

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The Way Champs Play

by Naomi Osaka

illustrated by Kamala Nair

On Sale: 12/06/2022


About the Book

In a rhythmic celebration of sport and play, four-time Grand Slam champion and tennis superstar Naomi Osaka shares key steps to becoming a true champ, including being kind, working as a team, doing your best, and most importantly, having fun.

At Play Academy,

We love to move.

That’s why we play.

We are champs and we play all day!

Inspired by Osaka’s game-changing program Play Academy, which instills confidence in and provides resources to young girls through sports, The Way Champs Play is an exciting and inspiring anthem for all kids in and out of the classroom who want to PLAY ALL DAY!

Use this book to:

  • Discuss different types of sports.
  • Talk with children about good sports(wo)manship.
  • Encourage kids to engage in sport and play for their overall health and happiness.

And more!

Critical Praise

The playfully rhyming text matches the pace of the illustrations, bursting with energy as the athletes race along the track and exuding peaceful calm while they pause to meditate. Nair’s adorable illustrations shine. This book is a Grand Slam. — Kirkus Reviews

Charming book affirms girl athletes, teaches sportsmanship. — Common Sense Media


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063283688
  • ISBN 10: 0063283689
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 12/06/2022
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Health & Daily Living / Daily Activities
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / General
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION: Health & Daily Living / Mental Health
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women

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