Great Goal! Marvellous Mark! is an entertaining picture book about Australia’s most iconic sport, cleverly told as an alphabet story. Inclusive of gender and culture, the diverse characters in this story prove that Aussie Rules Football is for everyone. Footy lovers of all ages will enjoy the fun football lingo and classic junior footy antics. Janine Dawson’s illustrations are simply joyful – boys and girls having a wonderful time playing their favourite sport.
“If your young reader is an Aussie Rules fan, this is the perfect fit… An Aussie Rules book for boys and girls that encourages alphabet awareness in a clever way, and is funny to boot! Highly recommended. For Ages 3-6. 4.5 stars“ S. Fussell, Sunday Telegraph.
“This book is sure to be devoured by young AFL enthusiasts and will no doubt be in high demand in public, preschool and primary school libraries, particularly in those AFL-following regions of Australia!” Rebecca Kemble, Reading Time
“Germein has created a wonderfully entertaining book that cleverly weaves in footy terminology, game process, team spirit, alphabet recognition and pure fun, all in a high action, exciting read that your little footy fans are guaranteed to love!” K Sarah Wallace, Kids’ Book Review
“Katrina Germein (author of My Dad Thinks He’s Funny) continues in successfully capturing Australian culture, this time as it relates to Australian Rules Football…Great Goal! Marvellous Mark! is energetic with fast-paced action and speedy writing to satisfy those sports mad youngsters who may struggle to sit still for long. Perfect for little AFL players and fans.”
Nicole Nelson, Read Plus
“What I love about Great Goal, Marvellous Mark is that the entire alphabet is encapsulated in this book without the reader realising. Text and illustrations work in perfect harmony to ensure that this book will appeal to both readers and sport enthusiasts.” Dee White, Deescribe Writing
“Capturing the joy (and lingo) of a beloved national pastime, Katrina Germein does a great job at capturing the fast-paced nature of the game.” Books and Publishing