“Who will win this whirling, twirling, rolling, bouncing football game? Two animal teams, Cheetahs and Rockets, battle it out in this football game in rhyme.” (UK Simon & Schuster website).
In 2003 UK Simon & Schuster also released a new hardback version of Soccer Beat, called Football Feet. In order to make the manuscript relevant to the game of football, the european equivalent of soccer, I was asked to tweak the text to include football terms.
Here is an example of the changes I made:
“Soccer players’ nimble feet
hustle at the soccer meet.
Kick it move it zig-zag slide —
dressed in cleats they spin and glide.”
“Football players, large and small
rush about to get the ball.
Kick it move it zig-zag slide–
In full kit they spin and glide.”
Football Feet continues to be available in paperback in the UK and Canada.