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Discover the history of ‘the beautiful game’, where hundreds of men used to play in one game all at once!
Your chosen name appears on the cover
Write a special message on the title page
Features original Ladybird artwork
Written in Ladybird’s large clear script
Available as a hardback and measures 12.6 x 17.8cm
Do you know someone who’s curious about how the beautiful game earned its name? Kick off their education with Ladybird’s Story of Football. Before leather balls and goal posts, kids once used tin cans and stones. Laws were even passed under the reign of Queen Elizabeth forbidding men to play football! But there’s much more to this vintage ladybird book…
Featuring the recipient’s name on the cover and throughout the original ladybird artwork, the book is written in large clear script and easy to read. You can even add a special message on the inside page too. This personalised ladybird book guarantees you’ll have a football fanatic on your hands in no time!
How to Personalise Your Ladybird Football Book
Personalise with any name up to 12 characters which will appear on the cover of the book and throughout the illustrations. Add a message of 2 lines, up to 40 characters per line which will appear on the opening page. Check your personalisation: accents and other symbols cannot be used unless otherwise stated.
In The Book wouldn’t be here without its terrific customers. That’s why we care about what you have to say.
We’re an open book when it comes to feedback! So let us know how your experience was? From finding the book you were looking for to making it personal, every little detail is important, so we can learn and perfect your shopping experience for the next time you return!
Angelika24 Apr 2021
Consumer10 Aug 2020
Very good product, reasonably priced. Will be enjoyed for years to come.
Mrs Peacock22 Jun 2020
Husband loved this as part of his birthday gifts.
Annette Walker7 Jun 2020
Becks3 Jun 2020
Very well done, excellent quality book. A great story for all to read about the history of football.
Mrs Louise Smith28 May 2020
The book was fantastic
Mr PHILIP EDWARDS27 May 2020
Great item- fast service
Sarah Whyand30 Apr 2020
Great product, quick delivery :)
Francesca Jones16 Apr 2020
In the Book Team17 Apr 2020
Thank you for your review.
We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed the item received.
The quality of the books were really great and I loved that it was so personalized with the option of a picture! I ordered 3 and they all were beautifully done! And delivered very quickly!
Mr DAVID Jones13 May 2021
Delighted with book
Book ideal as a gift for a cricket fanatic. Very pleased with it.
Glunn13 May 2021
Beautiful as a gift!
Bought this book as a gift for my 8yr old nephew who is a huge fan of Marvel. This book is a completely unique gift! And after receiving the book in the post you can personalise it with a message and a photo all for free which then makes this gift extra special. I love it and so does my nephew!
Carol Pooley13 May 2021
I have not received the book I ordered…
I have not received the book I ordered from you. It was easy to contact you by email & you replied the next day. Also it was easy to reach you by phone. I tried to make one small change of the birthdate & I was advised it was too late as the book had already been sent to the production department. It seems odd to ask for a review of a book I have, as yet, not even received. Since you asked a 2nd time I can only give you a “C,” so far. The grade could go up or down depending on the quality of the book.
Janet Dougherty12 May 2021
Excellent my Grandaughter will love it
Excellent my Grandaughter will love it
Jodie12 May 2021
Disney - The Ultimate Princess Collection
I had previously ordered the disney princess book from a different website and was disappointed with the results. The text I had requested had only been half printed and the photo I sent hadn't been cropped or zoomed into the frame correctly so didn't provide a good finish. For the price and as a keepsake for my Daughter's 1st Birthday I was not happy. However, I reordered with in the book and was able to adjust the photo myself to ensure it fitted the frame and the personalisation was spot on! I wish I'd have gone directly to them initially!
IJay12 May 2021
Great item and service
Great book with my child's name throughout he loved it. This book was bang on for the age range for the book. As my child is able to read or sound out most of himself
Ordering was easy. And book came quickly. Was very high quality. Brilliant. Service. Can not fault will be using again for nephew and niece's birthdays.
W Bell12 May 2021
Easy too use and upload photos
Easy too use and upload photos. Niece was delighted with book.
Sue S11 May 2021
Love the book
Love the book! It was put together well and had great pictures! My daughter loved it as her first Mothers Day gift!
Marion11 May 2021
Terrible service still not arrived…
Terrible service still not arrived after ordering on 16th April now it 11th May .. poor customer service putting all the blame on customer.. never again buy and advise people not too
Oliver11 May 2021
Great product but would have been nice…
Great product but would have been nice to have received more order updates, i.e. when it was dispatched etc.