• Why I Love Footy by Michael Wagner & Tom Jellett for ages 4-8

Why I Love Footy by Michael Wagner & Tom Jellett for ages 4-8

  • Product Code: ISBN 9780143506003
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Why I Love Footy by Michael Wagner & Tom Jellet
Particularly in Melbourne, little kids get easily obsessed with football. I think it is something to do with belonging to something and the team colours and songs.. and maybe the ready availability of football cards.

Following a young boy as he explains to us the “Bazillion” reasons that he loves footy, the story includes a trip on the train, wearing the team colours, eating footy food, seeing the mascots and running through the team banner.

There are some helpful facts included like the player positions, the scoring and lots of footy lingo like marks, goals and speckies.  There is also a lovely message about enjoying footy as a family.


  • 2016 CBCA Notable Book (Picture Book of the Year Category)

Story Mama Quick Review:

I may be biased as the mother of an almost 6 year old who is obsessed with footy, but this is the perfect book for any footy mad kid. I especially liked the bit about crying when your team doesn’t win, which I may have seen before…. close to home…. We like how Dad says “there is always next week” and the child bounces back.

Story Mama Rating:

Engaging:  0.9/1               

Fun to read aloud: 1/1  

Pretty to look at  0.9/1                  

Demands to be read again:  1/1

Positive Message or Heartstring factor:  0.6/1 

Total:  4.4/5

Other important info:




 270 x 269





Publisher age recommendation



Michael Wagner

Date Published

March 2015


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