First written as a poem, the little boy in the story has been brought to life perfectly by artist Sebastien Braun. This book takes us on a journey from childhood to fatherhood full of humour, warmth, friendship ...and football.
Kicking a ball. Kicking a ball. That's surely the purpose of life, after all. Not climbing a mountain in far Nepal or diving for pearls in the Bay of Bengal. But kicking a ball kick, kick, kick, kicking a ball! 'By far our best writer for the young' Telegraph
Allan Ahlberg, a former teacher, postman, plumber's mate and grave digger, is in the super-league of children's writers. He has published over 100 children's books and, with his late wife Janet, created such award winning picture books as EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY POSTMAN - both winners of the Kate Greenaway Medal. He has also written prize-winning poetry and fiction and lives in Bath.
Kicking a ball. Kicking a ball. That's surely the purpose of life, after all.
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