How Football Explains the World
Written by Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
Illustrated by Spike Gerrell
Part of the Football School Series
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The authors of this very entertaining book claim that there’s no better way to learn about the world than through football. Hence it is divided into ‘lessons’ – biology, history, physics etc – each of which is packed with fascinating football related information. Business studies looks at footballers’ wages, why they’re paid so much, and where the money comes from; zoology considers famous club mascots; drama looks at goal celebrations (the Oscar goes to the Icelandic team of Stjarnan and it’s well worth googling them to see why). There are lots of diagrams and cartoon illustrations throughout too and as a football/trivia/information book this is really hard to beat. ~ Andrea Reece
How Football Explains the World by Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
Learn about the world through football in this fun book packed with fascinating facts and terrific trivia. At Football School every lesson is about football - because football rules the world! In Biology, find out when footballers poo; in Geography, discover where the world's best footballers come from; in English, learn which hats make a hat-trick and in Zoology, explore how goats score goals.
Created by two bestselling science and sports writers, and full of witty cartoons, this is the perfect book for any football fan who wants to learn more about our amazing world.
'The perfect book to get football-mad kids enthusiastic about reading'
- I fear they have a bestseller here. Section on poo is especially good. Simon Kuper, Financial Times This book is superb way for children to learn about such diverse subjects as geography, maths and psychology. I have really enjoyed reading it with my seven-year-old son - and he's not the only one who has been learning a lot Marcus Christenson, Football Editor, The Guardian Have you got football-loving kids? This got a massive thumbs-up from mine. Recommended reading. Amy Lawrence, The Observer My 8-year-old daughter can't put this down. It's brilliant! Raphael Honigstein, The Guardian 'We love this book, it's like a Horrible Histories for football. There is nothing like it on the market...it's education through the back door - funny, cheeky and a little bit naughty!
- This brilliant new book is a treasure trove of fascinating football facts and trivia The Week Junior A veritable treasure trove for footie mad kids (and adults) Justine Roberts, CEO and Founder, Mumsnet The authors of this very entertaining book claim that there's no better way to learn about the world than through football. Hence it is divided into lessons - Biology, History, Physics etc. - each of which is packed with fascinating football related information. Business Studies looks at footballers
... Zoology considers famous club mascots; Drama looks at goal celebrations... There are lots of diagrams and cartoon illustrations throughout too and as a football/trivia/information book this is really hard to beat. LoveReading4Kids Offers lessons on a series of school subjects through football, explaining how the world's most popular sport is linked to each one. The Day This fun kids
[...] Sports-mad fans of the Horrible Histories books will find this hard to put down. The Sun Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton identified a complex problem, and addressed it with a deceptively, elegantly simple solution. How to address the growing problem of boys stopping reading, while keeping them engaged enough to tear eyes away from videogames and television and the plethora of immediate entertainment 21st century life is set up to provide? Their answer was to write a football book, in name only-football presented in an entertaining, jocular manner, as a lens through which children could examine history, science and even linguistics for the first time. Newsweek
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Interest Age: From 8
Alex Bellos, Ben Lyttleton
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Walker Books Ltd
1st September 2016
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