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King Smelly Feet Paperback – 29 May 2003
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Once, there were no shoes and a King who wouldn't wash his feet. 'Ppppoofff' said the Queen, holding her nose. So the King has the Royal River prepared, and he does wash them, but as soon as he steps back onto land his feet get covered in dust. It's no good at all! The palace children call him Wifferfeet, Stinkitoes and Pongsoles, and when the Queen hears them, she insists the King tries again. He tries all sorts of ingenious ways of keeping his feet clean, but none of them work. And then he has a brainwave: he invents Shoes!
About the Author
Hiawyn Oram was brought up in South Africa. She was a professional actor before coming to England, where she has worked as an advertising copywriter and has had numerous books published. John Shelley grew up in Sutton Coldfield and studied painting at Bournville School of Art. He founded an indie music magazine The Blue Blanket, before moving into illustration in 1983. His interest in Japanese illustrative style took him there in 1987, and he has been in the Far East ever since.
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This is a really funny story. The illustrations are elaborate and colourful and full of humour. A great read for kids!