New Shoes for Helen by Ifeoma Onyefulu
  

New Shoes for Helen

Written by Ifeoma Onyefulu
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RRP £11.99

Synopsis

New Shoes for Helen by Ifeoma Onyefulu

Helen needs some special shoes for her aunty's wedding. She tries on all kinds of shoes at home, but some are too big and some are too small - and none of them are special sparkly shoes. So Helen and her mum take a trip to the market to see if they can find the perfect pair of shoes for Helen. A simple and charming photographic book, introducing a first concept familiar around the world (a first shoe-shopping trip), but in an Ethiopian village setting.

Reviews

Super resource to celebrate cultural diversity in a very natural, accessible and enjoyable way. Early Years Educator There's little to this story, but that is its point: we are given a glimpse into a life lived in a far distant country with a very different culture, and yet we instantly recognize the familiarity of the experience. It is refreshing to see positive images of life in Africa, for once: fundraising campaigns and news stories have to show us unrelenting misery and despair, apparently, or we will refuse to part with our pennies to help. It would be good to see more books like this, that show just how similar we humans are, and what a huge influence the lottery of our births has on our lives. Armadillo Magazine

About the Author

Ifeoma Onyefulu was broughout up in a traditional village in Eastern Nigeria. Her highly acclaimed children's books are renowned for countering negative images of Africa by celebrating both its traditional village life and its urban life. A is for Africa, her first book, has become a classic title in the genre of cultural diversity and was praised by Publishers Weekly for its 'incisive view of her country's rich heritage'. Ifeoma has twice won the Children's Africana Book Award: Best Book for Young Children in the USA> Here Comes our Bride won the award in 2005 and Ikenna Goes to Nigeria in 2008. Ifeoma lives in London with her two sons. Find out more about Ifeoma's books at www.ifeomaonyefulu.com.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Ifeoma Onyefulu
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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

24th February 2011

ISBN

9781847801289


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