The King with Dirty Feet

The King with Dirty Feet

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There once was a king who hated bath time so much that he never washed. He was a very smelly king!

The king is finally persuaded to bathe in the river but no matter how clean the rest of him is, his feet stay dirty.

The people sweep away all the dirt in the land - but the air is choked with dust. The dust gets washed away but now the land is flooded with water. An enormous tapestry is sewn to cover the whole kingdom but now nothing will grow on the land... What is to be done?

At last one old man steps forward with leather and a pair of scissors ... and to the king's amazement he creates - the first ever pair of shoes!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 240 x 275 x 7.62mm | 385.55g
  • Hereford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • First edition
  • Illustrations, color
  • 1910959235
  • 9781910959237
  • 2,034,317

Review quote

"This delightful picture book, beautifully told for reading aloud and engagingly illustrated, tells the comic and suspenseful story of the invention of shoes, for an Indian king who has trouble keeping his feet clean." -- Nicolette Jones * Sunday Times *
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About Sally Pomme Clayton

Sally Pomme Clayton is a writer and pioneering storyteller. She has spearheaded the revival of storytelling in the UK. Recent commissions include work for Totally Thames; Omnibus Theatre; The London Philharmonic Orchestra; The British Museum; The Swedenborg Society. She appears in festivals and theatre across the world. Her many children's books include Greek Myths (with Jane Ray); Tales told in Tents and Rama and Sita (with Sophie Herxheimer) and most recently The Phoenix of Persia (with Amin Hassanzadeh Sharif). Sally lives in South London.

Rhiannon Sanderson was brought up in Anglesey, Wales. After graduating from Hereford College of Arts with a degree in illustratioin, she is now completing an MA at the University of Gloucestershire. Rhiannon's illustrations are created with a range of digital material. The King with Dirty Feet is Rhiannon's first published book. She lives in Gloucestershire.
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