My First Book of GAA

My First Book of GAA

A bright and colourful introduction to the wonderful world of GAA. With simple photographs and clear labels of everything from sliotar to goal and point, this is the perfect gift for the youngest GAA fans – no matter who you cheer for!

Board book: €9.99
Board book: 18 pages
Size:160x160 mm
ISBN: 9781788490634

Category: Toddlers

Series: First Steps

You're never too young to learn the essentials of GAA! This board book is perfect for the little all-star in your life, no matter which county you live in.

Sliotar, boots, point, goal, helmet, bainisteoir and the rest: it's all in My First Book of GAA!

With simple text and pictures, this bright and colourful book is perfect for the youngest GAA fan – no matter who you cheer for!

This cheerful board book introduces young readers to the very basics of gaelic football and hurling. Photos of equipment and athletes are shown on block-coloured backgrounds, with single word descriptions included to explain the pictures. We see helmets, hurleys, boots and balls. A team photo demonstrates the size of a GAA squad, while simple images explain the difference between a point and a goal. The combination of a basic layout and vibrant colours are particularly appropriate for pre-literacy reading level, when children are learning how to hold a book, how to turn pages, and how to distinguish between words and pictures. The minimalist presentation is excellent for young children who are building their vocabulary, and by using one word per image, it offers the opportunity for readers to create their own narrative as they discuss what they see. Both boys and girls are represented as the pictures themselves offer a good gender balance, from a female Bainisteoir to a mixed club team. The non-fiction sports theme could appeal to those who have little interest in fictional illustrations, as they may find it easier to relate to real-life photos and scenarios. An avid GAA fan could elaborate on the content in terms familiar to a child, allowing them to share their interests with even the smallest supporters. A great addition to the family library and the perfect starting point for both little readers and future players!

Children’s Books Ireland

Perfect for sports fans to share with their little ones … Single word captions face bright backgrounds and colourful photos


Parents in Touch

ultra-simple but effective introduction to Gaelic games

Irish Examiner

essential reading for the newbie GAA player

Meath Chronicle
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