A Footy Tail with Alex Johnston a Tacos podcast

A Footy Tail by Alex Johnston is a fun rhyming picture book, perfect for young football lovers. It’s got all the right ingredients: unity, resilience, teamwork and fun!


Join AJ and his teammates, Cody and Latrell, and the Bunnies on their triumphant footy journey from being the competition underdogs to unlikely winners, with a little help from some friends – especially a wise and confident Crow!


Inspired by the South Sydney Rabbitohs, written by NRL star Alex Johnston and illustrated by celebrated First Nations artist Gregg Dreise, this rhyming picture book about an underdog team of bunnies who are up against the stronger teams of animals is a wonderful story of unity, togetherness, resilience and teamwork. 



Author: Alex Johnston

Illustrator: Gregg Dreise

Publisher: Allen and Unwin, Australia, 2023

A Footy Tail with Alex Johnston on Tacos Podcast


Alex and Ken sit down for a chat all about the book.

Alex shares his inspiration for writing, the important messages he wanted to get across to kids, and getting in touch with an amazing indigenous illustrator.

To listen to the interview,  click here