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Shot Clock Slam (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels)

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Perry the Playmaker has always been the Tigers' go-to guy -- until super-tall and ultra-talented Jason joins the team. Feeding the ball to Jason in the post is a guaranteed two points, but Perry refuses to play nice. Instead, he hogs the ball and takes bad shots, ruining the team's rhythm. Will Perry's selfishness spoil the Tigers' run at the state championship, or will th Perry the Playmaker has always been the Tigers' go-to guy -- until super-tall and ultra-talented Jason joins the team. Feeding the ball to Jason in the post is a guaranteed two points, but Perry refuses to play nice. Instead, he hogs the ball and takes bad shots, ruining the team's rhythm. Will Perry's selfishness spoil the Tigers' run at the state championship, or will the two talented teens team up to slam dunk the competition?


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Perry the Playmaker has always been the Tigers' go-to guy -- until super-tall and ultra-talented Jason joins the team. Feeding the ball to Jason in the post is a guaranteed two points, but Perry refuses to play nice. Instead, he hogs the ball and takes bad shots, ruining the team's rhythm. Will Perry's selfishness spoil the Tigers' run at the state championship, or will th Perry the Playmaker has always been the Tigers' go-to guy -- until super-tall and ultra-talented Jason joins the team. Feeding the ball to Jason in the post is a guaranteed two points, but Perry refuses to play nice. Instead, he hogs the ball and takes bad shots, ruining the team's rhythm. Will Perry's selfishness spoil the Tigers' run at the state championship, or will the two talented teens team up to slam dunk the competition?

30 review for Shot Clock Slam (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kelsey Kalinski

    This graphic novel was short but a great book for any young student who loves sports. The 'Sports Zone Special Report', 'Sports Zone Postgame Recap', and 'Sports Zone Postgame Extra' allow the student to feel connected to the characters in the story and get into the story better. As a student would read this graphic novel, they would be able to relate on multiple levels if they either watch basketball on TV or play the sport themselves. The 'Sports Zone Special Report' at the beginning of the bo This graphic novel was short but a great book for any young student who loves sports. The 'Sports Zone Special Report', 'Sports Zone Postgame Recap', and 'Sports Zone Postgame Extra' allow the student to feel connected to the characters in the story and get into the story better. As a student would read this graphic novel, they would be able to relate on multiple levels if they either watch basketball on TV or play the sport themselves. The 'Sports Zone Special Report' at the beginning of the book describes the characters in detail on their skill levels and special talents which gives the student a chance right away to make a connection with maybe one or two of the characters because they share the same skills and talents with that character. As the story goes on, we see the characters at basketball team practices and games. Perry, the star player on the team, has to deal with having a new player, Jason, join the team who is just as good as he is at playing basketball. Throughout the book, Perry has to learn how be a team player and not have the spotlight always be on him for the sake of the team. He doesn't learn this easily, however, since it causes friction between him, his other teammates, and his coach. A student would be able to relate personally to Perry's situation if they have ever felt jealous of someone, wanted to be the best at something, had a new student join their school who gets more attention than them, or even had a new player join their team who was really good like Jason. A student could relate this story to the world around them as well as to themselves personally, especially if they watch basketball on TV or if they go to a lot of basketball games with friends of family. The basketball jargon and plot would make a student feel comfortable while reading the book if they have a love for basketball and know the rules of the game. They of course learn these rules by watching it or playing it on their own time. A student could also relate this book to other books or movies that either have to do with basketball or has a character in it that has to learn humility because someone comes along who is better at something or smarter than them. For example, in the Disney Channel movie "Camp Rock" the famous singer Shane Gray knows and loves that he is one of the best and most well-known singers around but he is forced to go to this summer camp, called Camp Rock, to help other kids who want to be singers. In the beginning, he hates being at the camp and isn't nice to anyone. As time goes on, he meets a girl named Mitchie who works in the kitchen but is an amazing singer. In the end, Shane learns to not be selfish, helps Mitchie with her singing, and gains Mitchie and others as great friends along the way. The same thing happens to Perry in this book as he is very prideful and selfish when he played basketball until Jason came along. Then Perry learned to be a team player which opened him up to become good friends with Jason in the end.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Nick

    A little simplistic, but a good little sports story about basketball and teamwork. Like some of the others in this series, it tries to teach sportsmanship without being preachy, and it mostly works. Given the length of the story, very short, there's even a bit of character development. Give it to kids who read things like the Matt Christopher books, and they'll enjoy it. A little simplistic, but a good little sports story about basketball and teamwork. Like some of the others in this series, it tries to teach sportsmanship without being preachy, and it mostly works. Given the length of the story, very short, there's even a bit of character development. Give it to kids who read things like the Matt Christopher books, and they'll enjoy it.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Noah

    If you like basketball this is the book for you. if you have a opponent that is better than you this is how you can be friends with your opponent.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mamatufy

    A great blend of sports & graphic novels.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Karen

  6. 5 out of 5

    Anthony Spano

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rashdul

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kevin Xu

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mikail Nasser

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn Martin

  11. 4 out of 5

    Abdinajib Ahmed

  12. 5 out of 5

    Travis Medeiros

  13. 4 out of 5

    Anne-Blyth Osbahr

  14. 5 out of 5

    Susan

  15. 5 out of 5

    Adam

  16. 4 out of 5

    sam bobek

  17. 5 out of 5

    Darcy Schreiber

  18. 5 out of 5

    WOOJAE HAN

  19. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

  20. 4 out of 5

    Ruble Rockets

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jj

  22. 5 out of 5

    BIBHJ

  23. 5 out of 5

    Antonio

  24. 5 out of 5

    Adam Campbell

  25. 4 out of 5

    Baebee Jackson

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kelsey Kiedis

  28. 4 out of 5

    Avani Prabhakar

  29. 5 out of 5

    4B

  30. 4 out of 5

    Carrie

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