The “Little Rascals” Soccer Team

Unless you’ve seen them on YouTube, you probably will have little idea of the connection, but Diego the Tornado, the second book in The Wild Soccer Bunch, reminds me of the antics of The Little Rascals. As in The Little Rascals, The Wild Soccer Bunch’s charm is that they are a bunch of misfits. The way they overcome their soccer success—as told in the first book of the series—and play up to a new level is the plot of Diego the Tornado.
This lively story’s voice sounds just like a ten-year-old boy whose passion is soccer. The drawings are full of energy and engaging. Both 8-12 year-old boys and their parents will find the book fun and funny. The story, never dull, ends with a surprising twist. I highly recommend it.