His name is Benedito da Silva, but everybody calls him Bené. He loves football with all his heart. Bené does not only love playing and juggling with footballs, he and his family actually make them. Every day they make four or five balls and it is Bené who sews them together and who tests them, too! Bené lives in Brazil and he does not go to school. Like many children in the poorer areas of Brazil (and in many other countries in the world), he has to help his family earn a living. His dream of wearing a genuine jersey and real football boots one day may never come true, but he is happy to have good friends, who will play and share a Pelada with him every day.
Perfect for exploring different cultures and not just in the run up to the World Cup! Includes a Portuguese glossary for foods and other local football words. This story is suitable for Year 1s and Year 2s.