I’ll be honest here: I don’t like footy. As I was raised in The Netherlands I do get excited about soccer but words like AFL, NFL, NRL, footy and rugby don’t mean much to me at all. However as our children are growing up in Australia it was only a matter of time before our son would request to try his hand (or foot) at footy too. If you have a little footy fan at home too you are sure to love this gorgeous new children’s book:
Why I Love Footy (RRP $19.99) is a large, hardcover children’s book covering all there is to love about footy, written from a child’s point of view. Featuring gorgeous illustrations and easy-to-understand language Why I Love Footy explains everything there is to know about this popular sport.
From the rules of the game to what to expect at the footy match, from special moments shared with family and other fans to team songs and mascots, from prizes to win to foods to eat and cards to collect, these 32 colourful pages of footy fun are perfect for young readers (and unknowing mamas).
Why I Love Footy very much focusses on the bonding part of the sport, how it bring families together and creates wonderful memories to be treasured for life (even if you lose!). I also love that the book covers footy in general, not taking sides for a particular club or player and therefore appealing to little footy fans all around the country.
To find out more about Why I Love Footy by Michael Wagner, published by Penguin Books Australia, and to order online visit www.penguin.com.au.