Little Shaq Takes a Chance (Paperback)

Little Shaq Takes a Chance By Shaquille O'Neal, Theodore Taylor, III (Illustrator) Cover Image

Little Shaq Takes a Chance (Paperback)

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This new story in the exciting series created by Shaquille O'Neal and illustrated by Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent award winner Theodore Taylor III, encourages kids to find their own true talents.

Like most kids, Little Shaq doesn't love trying new things, especially if he might not be very good at them. So when his class is assigned projects for the school's upcoming art show, he's not sure that his skills will transfer from the basketball court to the art studio. Rosa Lindy and Barry have their projects all figured out. Can Little Shaq find the confidence to embrace his own style and create a piece for the show?

Continuing this series that celebrates community, family, and education, Little Shaq Takes a Chance will inspire readers the to be brave, have fun, and love reading!

Theodore Taylor III is a children's book author and illustrator living in Richmond, Virginia with his wife Sarah and son Theo. He is the illustrator of Woke, Woke Baby, and the New York Times bestselling C is for Country by Lil Was X. He also received the Coretta Scott King John Steptoe New Talent Award for his work on When The Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop. He is also the illustrator behind Shaquille O'Neal's Little Shaq Series. During the day he also works as a front-end web developer. His work is inspired by his love of music, comics, animation, video games, street art, and more. He is also a self-proclaimed pizza connoisseur.

Product Details ISBN: 9781619638785
ISBN-10: 1619638789
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Publication Date: April 25th, 2017
Pages: 80
Language: English

"The love among Little Shaq's family members shines through in their interactions, and the story delivers a message without triteness. Taylor's full-color illustrations break up text on almost every page, adding warmth and energy . . . A solid sequel, easily accessible to readers who missed Volume 1." - Kirkus Reviews

"The straightforward language is well-tailored to the target audience, and there’s no missing the earnest, obvious messages about compromise, teamwork, and community involvement." - Publishers Weekly on LITTLE SHAQ

"A conflict-resolution story that may well inspire young sports lovers to garden--or young gardeners to pick up a basketball." - Kirkus Reviews on LITTLE SHAQ

"The language is simple and the story filled with a sense of community and friendship. . . . A sweet addition to chapter book collections." - School Library Journal on LITTLE SHAQ