It was such a privilege for children’s illustrator Tania McCartney and I to be interviewed by Barbie Robinson of Living Arts Canberra. Please follow this link, where you’ll find both a stunning written review of WONDERFUL SHOES, along with a 25min audio of our chat about the book and how it came into being. Sincere thanks to Barbie for her insightful and considered review of WONDERFUL SHOES – we couldn’t be more thrilled with how she’s analysed it at both a technical and emotional level. Dedicated, professional book reviewers like Barbie are few and far between! Barbie has scores of incredibly detailed book reviews on Living Arts Canberra – it’s well worth a follow for any book-lover!
Since being published in May 2021, WONDERFUL SHOES has been a No 1 bestseller, received many wonderful reviews, and been named in a prestigious list of ‘Best Ryhming Books for Children’ by respected early years educator and teacher librarian, Megan Daley of Children’s Books Daily. Please stay tuned to my Instagram for all the latest news and reviews on WONDERFUL SHOES.
I’ve collated a slideshow of some of our amazing reviews to date, which we are so grateful for:
My thanks to Star Weekly Newspapers and Bayside Leader Newspaper for their support of my children’s literacy work in Melbourne’s Western and Bayside suburbs from 2016 to the present.
I was thrilled to have Scholastic Australia share an excerpt from one of my blogs in their Teacher Essentials Magazine, Issue 4, May 2017. It’s all about one very special day I had as a volunteer librarian at The Book Bunker, Scholastic Children’s Library at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.
I’ve also been thrilled to receive some terrific press and reader reviews, both locally and internationally, for my novel, The Shoe Princess’s Guide to the Galaxy (Bloomsbury, UK, 2009) and my non-fiction books A Passion For Shoes and A Passion for Handbags (RPS, UK and USA, 2002).
Lots more Press & Reader Reviews of ‘The Shoe Princess’s Guide to the Galaxy’ can also be found at the dedicated blog ShoePrincess.com/YourSay. Here’s a snapshot of what some readers had to say: