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Game Day

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  107 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Ronde and Tiki are a team. They are twins, they are each other's best friends and biggest fans, and they play on the same football team, the Cave Spring Vikings. Ronde is #21 and Tiki is #22, always side by side.
Tiki has had seven long touch-down runs this season, and Ronde is proud of his brother, but he can't help feeling a little down when Tiki gets all the glory. If
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
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Tiffany Wideman
Game Day is a book about two brothers named Ronde and Tiki. The two brothers are best friends, and each other's biggest fans. They also play on the same team. However Ronde overshadows Tiki because he is the running back. Tiki begins to feel down on himself because he gets no glory and if he didn't block for Ronde he wouldn't be getting a touchdown anyway. At the end of the story they complete a play where Tiki gets to run the touchdown and it illustrates the greatness of teamwork. I would use t ...more

Game Day is the story of twin brothers who play football on the same team. The brothers learn the importance of working together; that the success of a team relies on more than the player in the end zone. This is a light-hearted story about teamwork. The authors are the twin brothers in the story who worked their way to the NFL. The book is nothing that different, but the fact that it is a true story about NFL players in their youth gives is appeal. I think children will enjoy this book, and it
Tiki and Ronde are twins who strive to be the best on the football team; Ronde feels left out in his brother’s wake, but at the end of the story scores a winning touchdown. The narrative is third-person and includes dialogue that mimics natural speech rhythms. The illustrations are bright, using saturated hues. Details are replaced by a slight blurriness that mimics the action of the story.
Brooke Birchler
This book is perfect for any child who loves football. It would be even more perfect for a child who is a fan of either of these players. This book teaches about teamwork and never giving up.
Children's Literature Project

The book is the story of twin brothers and NFL stars, Tiki and Ronde, playing for the pee wee league in their childhood in the Roanoke area. Both brothers were very talented and already drew attention from reporters due to their success helping their team, Vikings win. Despite of playing well together, the brothers sometimes struggled with the fact that the different positions they held on the team would cause one of them to be the one to score and get more recognition than the other. T
Nick Shaffer
A great book for any child interested in sports. It's interesting that it features 2 prominent NFL players.
Jun 16, 2008 Janelle rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: football fans, sports fans
Recommended to Janelle by: LeVar Burton
I love that this book was written by Tiki and Ronde Barber about their experiences playing football together as kids. I also know that both are big advocates of children's literacy programs.

The book has a good lesson about teamwork, both on and off the field. However, while the story can be a universal one, the football plays are detailed and so it will appeal most to football fans.
Reading Rainbow: Game Day

Hahahahahaha. If this book was written in a foreign language Bea wouldn't have understood it less! She has NO notion of team sports let alone football. It was a decent book but unless you are better versed in football you probably are going to be lost like she was.
Arthur Richard Moreno Jr.
Bought this book for Liam at a book fair. It is a favorite of his to have me read before bed. It shows him what hard work and determination can do for him. He often quotes this book when doing something that goes unnoticed by any of the adults in his life.
Jeanette Johnson
Nice story about teamwork and playing to one's own abilities. Lots of football terms and descriptions.
Many who read this my not understand the terminology of the football plays. Overall, a story abou doing your best and playing together as a team.
Sara K.
Genre Unit: Autobiography

Not only are these two boys Virginians, but the book has successful African American young men as lead characters! Great hook for my boys! Thanks Shannon for sharing.
Melissa Housholder
This is a story about the twins Tiki and Ronde Barber. It is a great story about teamwork and realizing how each person on a team is important, no matter what they do.
Horace Mann Family Reading Challenge
Great story for those football fans, they will appreciate the authors true life football experiences. Great message of teamwork. P.K.
an inspirational story about teamwork
a cute story of childhood remembered
J Seriously take a minute to read about little leage football.
My boys loved this book.
Nick Bing
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Tiki Barber is a record-holding retired running back for the New York Giants. Mr. Barber is currently a correspondent for NBC's Today show and an analyst for NBC's Football Night in America.
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