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Thursday, 6 November 2014

Review: One, Two, Where's my Shoe?

Tomi Ungerer fans will be clicking their heels in glee at this divine little book of footish fetishes.

Who doesn't love a good shoe? Especially when they can be found in places other than the feet.

If we look around us, perhaps we can see a boot, a mule, a curly slipper--hidden in the everyday objects we see.

The head of a dog. Three crows flying. A sultan. A flock of geese. If we open our imagination, we might be able to see more than we ever dreamed.

Beautiful, black-lined illustrations are flooded with glorious colour, as is the Ungerer way, and subtleties most deliciously abound. Scant text and a request to suspend belief are all it takes to fall into page after page of wonderful imagery.

A must for picture book collectors and for the expansion of the imagination of children.

Title: One, Two, Where's my Shoe?
Author/Illustrator: Tomi Ungerer
Publisher: Phaidon, $19.95 RRP
Publication Date: 6 October 2014
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9780714867984
For ages: 0 - 5
Type: Picture Book

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