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Hey, Coach!

Written by Linda Ashman & illustrated by Kim Smith
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“Hey, Coach! Guess what? I m on your team.” GOAL! This sprightly rhyming picture book captures all the fun and energy of very young children having a blast on the soccer field. Over the course of their first season, the players progress from unsure newcomers to enthusiastic good sports who love the game and even score! The humor and the real-kid voices will have readers rooting for this spirited and determined team.”

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
4.5 / 7.0

This would be a FANTASTIC book to gift a coach, especially of tiny little players! It’s all about hard work, not giving up, and all of the little bumps you have along the way to learning how to really play a sport.

Mr. Staccato
Spent many carefree hours hunting clues with the Hardy boys and defending Redwall Abbey.
5.0 / 7.0

This book made me laugh at all of the cute things a coach must deal with when managing a team of young players. This would make for a great book to gift to the ever-patient coach of kids just learning to play the game.

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Who Wrote Hey, Coach!

Linda Ashman

Linda Ashman’s picture books have been included on the “best of the year” lists of <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>Parenting, </i>and<i> Child </i>magazines, the New York Public Library, and many others. In addition to more than 30 children’s books, including Sterling’s <i>Hey, Coach!</i>, <i>Over the River & Through the Wood</i>, and <i>The Twelve Days of Christmas in Colorado</i>, she is the author of the self-published<i> The Nuts & Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books. </i>She lives with her family in Chapel Hill, NC. Visit her online at<br /> <br /> Sara Sanchez creates illustrations for children’s books (mostly published in Spain) in her art studio in Madrid with the radio playing in the background and her pet rabbit sleeping near her feet. See more of her work at

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Who Illustrated Hey, Coach!

Kim Smith

Kim Smith has illustrated two picture books, including the upcoming Raven and Loon, which have been published in English and Inuktitut. She studied illustration at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta, where she currently resides.

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Linda Ashman's Book Dedication

Hey Coaches! Thanks for your patience, dedication, and good humor.

Kim Smith's Book Dedication

Dedicated to my #1 team, the Smiths.

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Book Details

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August 9, 2016
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