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From Pictures to Words - a guide to choosing books for beginner readers:
Sports and Pastimes


There’s Only One Danny Ogle by Helena Pielichaty
Published by Oxford University Press, 2001
ISBN 0-192-75121-2

Danny is football crazy. He and his family have just moved from the town to the country and Danny is very unhappy as there is no football at Westhorpe Primary School. His enthusiasm is catching and, with the principal’s permission, a team is formed.

This is a story with many different themes. The main subject of football is intertwined with social issues such as changing schools, making new friends and new beginnings. Written from nine year old Danny’s very witty viewpoint it is a highly amusing read.

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