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Liam Wins the Game, Sometimes: A Story About Losing with Grace (Liam Says) (Liam Books) ISBN: 9781843108986
Banks, Jane Whelen
Published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2008
Liam and his dad like playing games together, but sometimes when Liam loses, he throws a tantrum - he cries and throws things, and spoils the game for dad. Liam learns that it is not right to do this; he can say 'oh rats' or 'Bummer' or 'I almost won', and congratulate the winner. In other words, he must learn to be a good sport. While aimed at children on the autistic spectrum, the story could easily be used with any child who reacts badly to losing. Little pear-shaped Liam with his blue tee shirt features in these wonderfully simple but expressive illustrations. Available from Amazon, from bookshops, or from the publisher at
Age: 4+