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About Alex Goss
Alex is a huge football fan who became a parent. From humble beginnings in the Midlands, Alex did what almost all other young boys did - play, live and breathe football. Life has taken him on a few different journeys (to football stadiums across the country mainly) but perhaps the biggest journey of all for Alex was his venture into fatherhood.
"I've always had a passion for creating things - so to write and produce a book that might just make a few dads' lives easier (or give them a few chuckles) is a privilege"
Alex is an author and digital contractor. He works on the world's most popular children's phonics game.
Alex spends the rest of his time with his friends and lovely little family in Bath.
What do readers think of the book?
‘Enjoyed this very much. It’s well thought-out, simply written – always good for a self-help book – and will entice football dads to open it and learn from the author’s wisdom. And there’s plenty of wisdom in there.’ Dad of twins
‘I loved it! The manager’s comments were very funny. In fact, the whole book was funny. That will help keep any dad interested as he soaks up info on the first 12 months of having a child.’ Mum of three
‘If you are feeling stressed about becoming a dad, this will help. Not only will you learn lots of ways of coping with the new child, you might even learn a bit about football. The writing style is very accessible too.’ Dad to be
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We all live in the one world together. Let's see how we're different in some ways and the same in other ways.
We all Belong' is a beautifully written and illustrated children's picture book that recognises and celebrates the diversity in a caring group of children.
- A wonderfully flowing, rhyming poem about respect... whatever our culture, whatever the colour of our skin.
- If you like 'All the ways to be smart', you will treasure this.
- A stunning poem about inclusion, with excellent representation of different cultures. Much-needed in today's society.
By recognising differences between cultures and races, and appreciating that everyone is beautiful, children can grow up with empathy - appreciating others around them. 'We all Belong' gives young readers a safe space to see themselves and others through a diverse group of characters. The book includes an activity at the end, to help children appreciate how we are all similar in some ways and different in other ways too.
#1 Bestseller in Children’s Books on Tolerance (UK) #1 Bestseller in Children's Books on Manners (UK) #1 Bestseller in Children's Books on First Day of School (UK) #1 New Release in Children's Around the World Books (US)#1 New Release in Children's Books on Immigration (US)#1 Bestseller in Children’s Books on Multiculturalism & Tolerance (Canada) Amazon, August & September 2020
It's vital that kids see differences, rather than live in a colour-blind world. By creating a friendly school environment, Nathalie and Alex's book gives kids access their own familiar world, and fills it with the love and kindness of a multicultural group of children. There's a closeness between the children, a proximity, that encourages empathy, not racism, to grow.
Nathalie Goss is a black French Caribbean illustrator and author, with a bilingual, mixed race family, living in the UK. She shares her creativity, kindness and wisdom. There is an authenticity to this piece of poetry, written with Alex Goss.
For UK and US kids: Relevant and written for both UK (British) and US (American) families and schools.
Multicultural representation: Characters from Black, African, Caribbean, Asian, White, Biracial, Mixed Race and Indian heritage share feelings on how they are different and how they are the same.
Age-appropriate: This kid's book will be adored by children of all ages, and grown ups too. Ideal way to gently introduce conversations about race with children of all ages, from preschoolers, toddlers through to grade 3 and primary school.
What Amazon readers are saying:
★★★★★ "Great little book with a BIG message”
★★★★★ "A great book, so needed these days."
★★★★ "A great way to start a discussion with your own children or pupils."
★★★★★ "Lovely rhyming book about diversity”
★★★★★ “Encourages kids (young and old ) on every page to remember, and for some of us rediscover, a simple fact in our complex world: we are amazing. Great artwork, great writing, love the book"
New copies bought from October 16 2020 include small grammar corrections and fun activity.
The ultimate gift from bump for new dads and expectant fathers. Lean how to tackle everything in the first year of parenting!
Having a baby is one of the most significant, exciting and scary things in a man's life. It's great to have the familiar surrounding of a football season to guide you through it, step by step! You'll never realise how much football and fatherhood have in common!
Dad FC's ground-breaking book is a must-have for new dads and dads-to-be. 'Debut Dads - The First Season of Fatherhood' is packed with tricks, tactics and strategies for tackling the first 12 months of being a first time father.
Approved by a child psychologist and developed with a trained midwife:
You get pre-season preparation plans, you learn the Crazy Gang approach to parenting and you get familiar with the baby care set pieces including bottle feeding, nappy changing and sleeping routines.
The perfect gift for dad comes equipped with checklists and tips to help new fathers before they kick off, followed by ultimate guides to the relationship with mum (aka 'Head Coach'), bonding with babies and injury time woes. This jam-packed baby care book for dads also covers the most popular questions expectant dads chant from the terraces, such as:
-- How long will it take before I have a connection with my baby?
-- When should I give my baby their first bath?
-- Can new fathers get postnatal depression?
-- How do I know if my baby has colic?
A great Father's Day gift from bump. Discover everything you need to know including:
• Pre-season: how to get the stadium kitted out and ready for the new arrival during pregnancy and labour
• Making your debut: everything you need to think about from the moment your baby is born
• Sleep and 3am Kick Offs: advice on baby sleep, crying in the night and sleep deprivation
• Baby vs Food: feeding, weaning and solid foods guide for parents
• Travel and away games: advice on leaving the home and the lowdown on prams and pushchairs
• Relationship with Head Coach (the mum): new dad playbook for calm, stress-free co-parenting
• The manager of Dad FC: a survival guide on becoming 'daddy', wellbeing, and the Crazy Gang approach to parenting
• Injury time: essential dealings with injuries and illness
• The Loan System: guidebook for managing childcare and child minders
• Bonding with Babies: a no-drama (mindful) approach that you wish your parents had read! OK, maybe that's harsh on the new grandparents!
• The Big Games of the Season: month by month baby development and how you can play and learn with them
• Win it like Leicester City: win parenting like Ranieri won the league with Leicester - the comparisons are uncanny. No seriously!
Finalist 2016 - Wishing Shelf Book Awards
#1 Bestseller in Parenting
#1 Bestseller in Family Relationships
#1 Bestseller in Fatherhood
Amazon, UK, 2018
What Amazon readers are saying:
★★★★★ "Funny, relatable and