That’s me at the top, playing football with Tom in the back garden when he was about 5 years old. I don’t do that any more.  It was twenty years ago and now I’m looking forward to doing the same thing with my grandson.  He’s not quite old enough yet.

Publishers used to think that boys who don’t like reading might like to read about football. Eventually they realized that most boys who like playing football don’t want to read about it – they want to play!  Even so, I do know some boys who started reading because they picked up one of my football stories, or one of the books I wrote with Theo Walcott.

If you are 6 years old and you want to know more about football and you want a book you can read on your own – this is it!