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All the goals featured in World At Your Feet

All the goals featured in World At Your Feet

You'll see some familiar faces on the pages of World At Your Feet, but we deliberately didn't put names to the characters in the book. There were a couple of reasons for this. Firstly, we didn't want to get completely bogged down in detail and we particularly didn't want young readers to. We wanted imaginations to be able to run wherever they were taken without being pinned down to the 'who?' and 'where?' of a goal. There are already plenty of children's football books that deal with the facts and figures of the beautiful game, and we wanted World At...

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Footballers' hairstyles in World At Your Feet

Footballers' hairstyles in World At Your Feet

Trends and fashions come and go in football as they do in every aspect of society. World At Your Feet illustrator Lawerta has captured many of these trends in the book. You'll see close attention to detail paid to changing styles of shirts, boots, balls and, of course, hair. The book features goals from 1958 to 2014. There were some dramatic changes in the hairdos of choice during that period of time, and you'll see those reflected on our pages. Roberto Baggio's divine ponytail, the mullets of the late-1980s and early-1990s and the alice bands of the mid-2000s are among the styles...

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Football Shirt Numbers: The Maths of World At Your Feet

Football Shirt Numbers: The Maths of World At Your Feet

When I was writing World At Your Feet I was aware that it could be useful in helping introduce children - and particularly boys - who don't normally read to books.

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Cool books for kids to read

Cool books for kids to read

Are you looking for cool books for kids to read? In this article we will collate some of our favourite. How do we define cool books? We're looking for books in which the narrative or story is strong and the design or illustration lives up to those levels. Ideally, the writing and aesthetics will be such that they can appreciated by parents and adult readers as much as by kids. So, without further ado, here are some of our favourite cool books for kids to read. Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau by Andrea Beaty Written by Andrea Beaty and with illustrations...

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Win a copy of World At Your Feet

Win a copy of World At Your Feet

We're giving away a copy of World At Your Feet, the football picture book. Entering is simple: you just need to enter your details below. You can boost your chances of winning the book by helping us spread the word about World At Your Feet. Sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are among the ways you can increase your number of entries in the sweepstake. On October 1, a winner will be selected at random and a copy of World At Your Feet will be on its way to them. If you would like a copy of World At Your...

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