Meet the Creators of WONDERFUL SHOES

Now that WONDERFUL SHOES has officially tip-tapped out into the world, I thought I’d share some behind-the-scenes snippets from myself and co-creator, Tania McCartney – enjoy!

Brilliant Book Trailer

It’s UNESCO #worldbookday !! And I’m so excited to share this adorable picture book trailer for WONDERFUL SHOES – which officially tip-taps into the world on the 1st May.

Picture books, in my mind, are THE most important books in the world, because they are quite literally the stepping-stones to literacy and becoming an engaged citizen in our world.

WONDERFUL SHOES is a joyful celebration of what happens when little feet find big shoes. I could not be more proud of this little book, and wish it well as it click-clacks its way into the hands and hearts of our tiniest citizens and their carers.

This book trailer, created by the super-talented Romi at Books On Tour PR truly is the ‘icing on the cake’ of what has been a wonderful journey with my picture book co-creators Tania McCartney and Cristina Pase at Windy Hollow Books.

This charming little video is also extra special, because it celebrates my very first published picture book – a long-held dream of mine! PLUS, I won the privilege of working with Romi through the Twitter fund-raising auction #AuthorsForFireys back in early 2019. [An astonishing half a million dollars was raised for the CFA, coordinated by authors Nova Weetman and Emily Gale]

If there’s one thing I dare to know for sure in this world good people, it’s that good things do indeed come to those who wait! Happy reading, writing, creating, sharing, dreaming, doing 😘 XX

Some Wonderful News

‘Wonderful Shoes’ – Picture Book by Emma Bowd and Tania McCartney, published by Windy Hollow Books

COVER REVEAL for my debut children’s picture book, ‘Wonderful Shoes’, illustrated by award-winning kidlit creator Tania McCartney and published by Cristina Pase and her award-winning team at Windy Hollow Books. I know, I REALLY hit the jackpot with this one!

‘Wonderful Shoes’ has been such a joyful collaboration, and will be tip-tapping into bookstores in May 2021. I just can’t wait to share it with all the small children of the world, who think big shoes are just as awesome as I do!

My thanks must go to the organisers of KidLitVic, where I first had the opportunity to present ‘Wonderful Shoes’ to Cristina for a manuscript assessment in 2019. After taking on board Cristina’s feedback, I re-submitted the rhyming text to her and was subsequently offered the contract with Windy Hollow Books, and then teamed-up with the incredibly talented Tania . . . who also happens to be a fellow lover of shoes (and all things fashion).

You’ll hear more from me and Tania and Windy Hollow closer to the publication date. But for now, please excuse me while I happy dance around my kitchen in the sparkliest shoes I own . . . and there are several to choose from!