Kicking a Ball

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Penguin UK, Jun 5, 2014 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages

For anyone who can't see a ball without wanting to kick it, head it, shoot it, or boot it!

'Not eating an ice-cream
Or riding a bike
No - kicking a ball
Is what I like.'

'What I like best, yes, most of all
in my whole life is . . . kicking a ball.

A wonderful rhyming story, with narration by Allan Ahlberg himself, Kicking A Ball will not disappoint. First written as a poem, the little boy in the story has been brought to life perfectly by artist Sebastien Braun. Every parent will be able to immediately relate to the simple joy felt by a boy simply kicking a ball, and how there is nothing else quite like it.

The incomparable Allan Ahlberg takes us on a journey from childhood to fatherhood full of humour, warmth, friendship . . . and football.

 

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Contents

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Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
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About the author (2014)

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 Sussex.

Sebastien is French and studied fine and applied arts at Strasbourg University before becoming a freelance illustrator. He moved to London in 2000 and has since worked exclusively on children's picture books.

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