Football Feet

Simon & Schuster UK, 2003

“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 Beat

“Soccer players’ nimble feet

hustle at the soccer meet.

Kick it move it zig-zag slide —

dressed in cleats they spin and glide.”

Football Feet

“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.”

Fun, huh?

Football Feet continues to be available in paperback in the UK and Canada.


About Sandra Brug Children's Author

Children's writer, poet, and children's librarian.
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