By: Shamini Flint
Genre: Y - Children's, teenage & educational
Published by: Allen & Unwin
Published: 01/01/16
ISBN: 9781760290887


Marcus is a maths whiz who is not good at sport. His dad is a self-help author who thinks Marcus can achieve anything he sets his mind to with hilarious results. In illustrated diary format,

Marcus's gentle, satiric humour and comic drawings will have readers laughing out loud while learning a surprising amount about sport.


Poor Marcus! His self-help author Dad is determined for him to play sport. The only trouble is Marcus doesn’t like sport!

He likes maths, cooking, playing computer games, watching TV and playing with his baby sister Harriet. But not sport.

When his Dad decides that tennis is his new game to try, Marcus does his best. The coach is encouraging and his Dad thinks he is doing well. However, Marcus knows otherwise.

Can he find a way to make his Dad happy? Maybe Marcus will learn something about himself along the way...

The illustrated format of this book makes it perfect for reluctant readers.

Reviewed by Sam