David was a football nut. He played it night and day, until he smashed the greenhouse and mum took his ball away. David and his friends play with a range of different balls after his football is confiscated. At the same time, Zini is practising his footballing skills with his friends. What happens when the two groups of friends collide? The two stories meet in the middle of this flip-over book in a double page spread, with a fantastic pop-up blow football game!
Hello, I'm Steve Smallman. I'm an author and illustrator of children's books, a muralist, a poet(sort of)and a bit of a show off!I started working as an illustrator while I was still at art college then after about 20 years decided to have a go at writing stories of my own. I've written over 40 books so far (more in production!) and these days I'm better known as an author than as an illustrator.I'm married to Ann (Who is wonderful and has a proper job!)we have 4 children who are all grown-ups and 4 fabulous grandchildren!
I'm not very good at being a grown-up so I write books, illustrate, paint murals and visit schools all over the UK and abroad keeping so busy that no-on notices that I don't have a real job!