The Big Book of Football is an illustrated celebration of football in all of its glory.
A 112-page hardback, the book serves as an introduction, education, and celebration to everything that we love about the game for children aged 6—12, published by the Quarto Group, and their children’s publishing arm Wide Eyed Editions.
Magnificently illustrated by Damien Weighill, the book features odes to the greatest managers, players, and teams, the evolution of boots and balls, a hall of fame of kits, and even a ‘How To...’ section with a coach that provides drills for you to learn to head the ball like Drogba or take a shot like Ji So-yun. There are haircuts, celebrations, chants, and a journey through the match day experience. There are trophies, formations, refs, and more. Everything you could want, all wrapped up in one book.
Upon publication, the book immediately went to #1 spot on the Amazon bestseller list for the Sports, Hobby & Games Encyclopaedias genre—and we think it will read as an introduction to football for years to come.