Backyard Footy

Dispatches on 1/05/2024


Jy is playing football alone in his small backyard in the Kimberley, but when he accidentally kicks the ball over the fence, a footy adventure begins! Footy by yourself is fun but playing with mates is better.

The first title in a joyful black&write! Fellowship-winning series, where the fun only grows with family and friends! Praise for Backyard Footy 'There's a real sense of energy and fun to this upbeat children's picture book by Jaru/Kija kids' author Carl Merrison.' The West Australian 'Hits the mark with its complete joy for the game and, even better, for its spirit of mateship.' Books+Publishing 'A superb energy flows through Backyard Footy . . . When the punchline comes, it's very easy to agree: "Footy by yourself is fun but playing with mates is better."' South Sydney Herald 'Joyful . . . Merrison's belief in and commitment to fostering community and kids' wellbeing shines through on every page of this latest big-hearted adventure. Backyard Footy is a precious picture book that conveys a simple but vital message . . . A heartwarming and immersive read for any young reader.' Better Reading 'A vibrant, fast-paced picture book . . . A very enjoyable read.' ReadPlus