Terry The Athlete - Softcover

By Mike Rucker

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Terry The Athlete - Softcover
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Terry is a little tractor who likes to work. When invited to take part in a race he has some concerns at first. "I'm not an athlete," he says. A friend assures him, "Everyone is an athlete." Terry takes some time off from work to train for the race.

A new friend coaches him to become a good runner. Terry finds that training is hard work, but he enjoys becoming an athlete. He sings a little song as he practices.

Another tractor, Buster, who is a poor sport, makes the other runners feel bad. Buster says rude things and brags that he is the fastest tractor of all. This makes Terry determined to win the race.

In the end, neither Terry nor Buster win, but both learn important lessons. This little book teaches the importance of setting goals, working to achive them and treating others fairly.

This popular book series is a collection of entertaining and educational stories about a small but highly motivated young tractor named Terry. Terry and his friends encounter real life jobs and problems and solve them through hard work and newly learned job skills. Boys and girls from ages three through ten have come to love Terry and his grit and determination. Terry has his faults and sometimes gets angry or does things wrong, but he learns from his mistakes just as real children do. The jobs Terry performs and the situations he faces are based on the real life experiences of the author, Mike Rucker. Mike has been a Service Representative and troubleshooter for Caterpillar Inc. for more than 39 years. Read with the children in your life!