Sunday, April 18, 2010

The African Animal Football Cup

The African Animal Football Cup Now has a home on Facebook as well as a website

The African Animal Football Cup, Immanuel Suttner with Guy Suttner

Quartz Press, 2010, Paperback, 44 pages, $15.95

The exploits of human footballers at the 2010 World Cup are but a distant memory

(and fortunately so, if you happen to support Australia or England). However,

the lesser-known South African Animal Football Cup can be relived over and over,

thanks to this children’s book written by father-and-son team Immanuel and Guy

(aged 10). The sharks take on the sardines and the meerkats tackle the zebras in an

entertaining, illustrated yarn that offers a bit of environmental education in the

process. (ABC magazine, Organic Gardening )

"Kids ...are going to love The African Animal Football Cup ...The story is about the animal kingdom’s version of the soccer World Cup but there’s more to it than that. There are lessons in friendship, teamwork, community and life in the wild.  This is the kind of book that a child can keep for years and enjoy different aspects of while growing up. ...[it] will even leave the adults chuckling as they recognise some of their own character traits in the animals."  Babalwa Shota, City Press, June 13 2010


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