by Jacqui Grantford Illustrator: Jacqui Grantford
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
32 pages; ISBN: 0-734405154
Rating: 8/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Shirley A. Roe
Book Category: Children’s Picture Book
Author: JACQUI GRANTFORD
Australian author Jacqui Grantford has a unique way with illustrations and presentation. In her second book, Shoes News the author uses a newspaper format to present shoes. Readers are guided down through the ages, shoes always prevalent in the text and illustration. From cave age man, through the Olympics in Greece, the Dark Ages, the Elizabethan era to modern day times we see the role of shoes in a most unusual way. Book characters are seen wearing bedroom slippers with their ball gowns, ruby red shoes on the Mona Lisa, Napoleon in Gold Elvis boots and various other comical applications of shoes in history.
As always, Ms. Grantford’s illustrations are excellent. Her first book, Various Faerious was an artistic masterpiece. The format is interesting and definitely different. Content is humorous yet educational. The book is colorful, engaging and entertaining from first page to last.
Aimed at the target audience of 5-12 Shoes News would make an excellent addition to any library.
Reviewer: Shirley Roe, Allbooks Reviews