Item description for You Can Do It! (Little Simon Inspirations) by Tony Dungy...
Overview Faith and the support of a loving family help Linden when he is upset over being the only one in his class or at home who does not know what he wants to be when he grows up.
Publishers Description Tony Dungy's little brother, Linden, is a third grader who is having a bad day at school. Linden is the youngest of the Dungy family and the least motivated because he hasn't found "it." In a family where everyone seems to have found their special talent, all Linden knows is that he wants to make people happy. With encouragement from his parents, a helping hand from his older brother Tony, and inspiration from God, Linden learns that if he dreams big and has faith, he can do anything
Community Description Tony Dungy's little brother, Linden, is a third grader who is having a bad day at school. Linden is the youngest of the Dungy family and the least motivated because he hasn't found "it." In a family where everyone seems to have found their special talent, all Linden knows is that he wants to make people happy.
With encouragement from his parents, a helping hand from his older brother Tony, and inspiration from God, Linden learns that if he dreams big and has faith, he can do anything
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Citations And Professional Reviews You Can Do It! (Little Simon Inspirations) by Tony Dungy has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Retailing - 06/09/2008 page 47
Essence - 07/01/2008 page 66
Kirkus Review - Children - 06/15/2008 page 649
School Library Journal - 08/01/2008 page 88
Ebony - 09/01/2008 page 55
Multicultural Review - 03/01/2009 page 72
Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2009 page 22
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Studio: Little Simon Inspirations
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.28" Width: 8.76" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Jul 8, 2008
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Series Little Simon Inspirations
ISBN 1416954619 ISBN13 9781416954613
Availability 0 units.
More About Tony Dungy
Tony Dungy is a former professional football player and retired coach for the Indianapolis Colts. During his seven years leading the Colts, he became the first African American coach to win a Super Bowl. He was also one of the most respected and popular NFL coaches in the league. Colleagues and friends consider him to be a family man of great faith and Christian character.
Dungy was born and raised in Jackson, Michigan. He and his wife Lauren have five children - daughters Tiara and Jade, sons James, Eric, and Jordan.
While in college at the University of Minnesota, Dungy played quarterback. He then went on to play safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1977 - 1978 and also in 1979 for the San Francisco 49'ers.
Dungy kicked off his coaching career in 1980, as the defensive backs coach at his alma mater, the University of Minnesota. In 1981, at age twenty-five, Dungy became assistant coach for the Steelers, and then three years later was promoted to defensive coordinator.
Dungy then moved to the Kansas City Chiefs as defensive backs coach from 1989-1991 and defensive coordinator from 1992 - 1995 with the Minnesota Vikings.
In 1996 he was named head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He remained head coach of the Buccaneers until 2001 when he was fired by the team for repeated losses. In January 2002, Dungy was made head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. During his seven years leading the Colts, he became the first African American coach to win a Super Bowl (2007). In January 2009, he announced his retirement from the Colts, ending a 31-year NFL career.
Dungy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Minnesota.
In 1997 the Maxwell Football Club named Dungy Professional Coach of the Year.
In 2007 Tony Dungy became the first African American to coach a winning Super Bowl (XLI) team.
Dungy published his first book, Quiet Strength, in 2007.
Tony Dungy has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about You Can Do It?
Great book for 5 year olds May 5, 2010
I bought this for my five year old and he loves it. It teaches about social skills with siblings, hard work, etc. Great book overall.
You Can Do It Mar 6, 2010
Great book for motivating students to be whatever they want!! I'm a teacher in a single-gender (boys) classroom, and this book is a favorite for self-selected reading.
Teacher must have Feb 6, 2010
Bought it for a teacher and she loves it. She recommends it to everyone.
Awesome for the whole family Feb 1, 2010
I purchased this book for my husband for Christmas for him to read to our 3 kids (elementary and preschool age). My husband is already a HUGE Tony Dungy fan for his world-class coaching and leadership, and now I am a fan as well. You Can Do It! sparked several great conversations with my 5 year old and 4 year old about dreams, goals, hard work, and family. A must read for anyone with kids.
It's story time! Feb 24, 2009
We enjoy family story time with our two children every night before bed. It's a big deal in our home and we're always looking for books with a fun story line, great illustrations, and books that teach good morals, principles, manners, and so forth. My hubby is a HUGE Dungy fan so I bought this book when I read about it. It's a good story and my children and hubby enjoy it. :-)