The sports featured are: cricket, football, American football, baseball, basketball, running, relay race, tobogganing, skating, swimming, diving, netball, pole vault, shotput, kung fu, judo, boxing, tennis, table tennis, kite flying, hockey, surfing, riding, horse racing.
The games include: skipping, swinging, circle game, computer game, scrabble, chess, snakes and ladders, clapping game.
The illustrations portray games and sports being played all over the world, by children and adults of many different cultures.
DEBJANI CHATTERJEE has written and edited well over 50 books, including Animal Antics, Masala and The Elephant-headed God & Other Hindu Tales - selected for Children's Books of the Year. Sheffield Hallam University awarded her an honorary doctorate and in 2008 she received an MBE for services to Literature. She lives in Sheffield.
BRIAN D'ARCY is an Anglo-Irish poet who has contributed to many anthologies of children's poetry and has had two collections published. He retired from lecturing at Sheffield Hallam University, after having previously lectured in Huddersfield, Blackburn and Lancaster. He won an Edward Lear Centenary Limerick Competition and lives in Sheffield with his wife Debjani Chatterjee. Together, they edited Let's Celebrate!: Festival Poems from around the World. He lives in Sheffield
SHIRIN ADL was born in the UK but was brought up in Iran. She studied Illustration at Loughborough University, going ton to win the Hallmark M&S Talented Desginer Award. She was Booktrust's official illustrator for Children's Book Week in 2010. Her books for Frances Lincoln include Pea Boy: Stories from Iran with Elizabeth Laird, Ramadan Moon with Na'ima B Robert, and Let's Celebrate: Festival Poems from Around the World with Debjani Chatterjee. Shirin lives in Oxford.
‘This book would make a lovely gift and is also an excellent classroom resource.’