The previous book, Diary of a Rugby Champ, led neatly into this one when Marcus’ dad decided that Marcus’ kicking skills made him a perfect candidate for Taekwondo classes … so off Marcus goes.
Marcus’ sense of humour shines through as he demonstrates his own, particularly quirky take on his new master’s instructions … though not without consequences!
Despite Marcus’ perceived lack of skills in the sports department, these books end on a realistic uplifting note as Marcus gives each sport everything he has got … well, ok, after a bit of encouragement and a few giggles! Diary of a Taekwondo Masteris notable for Marcus’ ability to pull together elements from each sport … soccer, cricket and rugby … to pull off a great finale.
Told with a mixture of straight narrative, and dialogue contained in speech bubbles, the Diary series is a great way to engage readers with conversational narrative and encourage them to try different expressions and voices.
The fast pace together with Sally Heinrich’s quirky illustrations make Diary of a Taekwondo Master a lively and engaging read.