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Armando Referees

Mika Keränen

  • Illustrator: Marja-Liisa Plats
  • Language: Estonian
  • Keropää
  • 2023, 76 pp
  • ISBN: 9789916977378
  • fiction, storybook
  • Age: 8+
Armando knows that football is an intense game and it’s sometimes hard to contain your feelings. But when he and his team can’t wrap their heads around the referee’s ruling in the middle of a match, bad words find it all too easy to cross their lips. Their coach Timo tries to get the boys and their parents alike to cool their nerves, but Armando and his teammate Chick are soon forced to leave the field with a red card. They’re still angry at the referee after the match ends, so Timo decides to have Armando try out refereeing himself. Quickly, Armando realizes that taming opposing teams and their fans isn’t as simple as he thought it was.