Alex is always being left on the bench - in fact, he's sure he's only in the team at all because his dad helps out at his team's weekend matches. His teammates think he's just a useless jelly belly - but they get a shock when they see Alex has a hidden talent. That belly - and all the rest of him - turns out to be spectacularly good at stopping goals. Jelly Belly has found his place in the team! A sparkling football story about a determined underdog.
- Paperback | 64 pages
- 124 x 192 x 12mm | 58.97g
- 26 Apr 2005
- Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Corgi Pups
- London, United Kingdom
Alex is convinced he's only in the team because his dad helps out at the weekend matches. His teammates think he's just a useless jelly belly. But they get a shock when they see his hidden talent. That belly -- and all the rest of him -- turns out to be spectacularly good at stopping goals. Jelly Belly has found his place in the team!
About Rob Childs
ROB CHILDS is an ex-Leicestershire teacher with many years' experience of coaching and organizing school teams in football, athletics, cricket and cross-country. He is well-known for his successful THE BIG MATCH series, the SOCCER MAD, PHANTOM FOOTBALL and COUNTY CUP series in Yearling and for the popular GREAT! series for Corgi Pups.
"An excellent story, not just for football fans: a highly recommended read" The School Librarian "Simply told, this story nevertheless leaves readers, and perhaps their wrong-headed dads, with something to think about" TES "This uplifting story realistically tackles the subject of bullying with humour" Junior