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Theo Walcott

Back in 2009 I was asked to work with Theo Walcott to create a series of inspiring and exciting books about football.  It was a lot of fun, and to tell you a bit more about it here’s a quote from Theo’s interview with Arsenal magazine in May 2010.  

Question: “What was the process that you and Paul May went through in putting the stories together?”

Theo:  “I worked with Paul on my ideas and stories from when I was at school.  I remembered plenty of stuff – we covered everything I could recall from when I was a kid, from going out into the garden kicking a ball around, to paying school football, playing at break times, you name it.  If someone didn’t have a football at school we wouldn’t know what to do.  It’s very similar in the books.  It was great fun to do – I made suggestions about things to put in or take out.  We formed a good partnership and hopefully people will enjoy the end results.  I love kids, and being able to put a smile on their faces, and it’d be great if these books can do that – there are some good laughs inside and I hope children can learn from them too.”

The illustrations by Jerry Paris are terrific too!