New Shoes for Helen

New Shoes for Helen

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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.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 220 x 240 x 10.16mm | 340.19g
  • Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 1847801285
  • 9781847801289
  • 1,292,593

Flap copy

Helen needs new shoes to wear at her auntie's wedding. She tries on lots of different shoes at home: red shoes, yellow shoes, black shoes and brown shoes. But none of them are quite special enough for the wedding. So Mama and Helen set off to the market...Will Helen find her perfect pair of shoes?
Set in Ethiopia, this gentle and resassuring First Experiences story will strike a chord with young children everywhere.
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Back cover copy

Helen needs new shoes to wear at her auntie's wedding. But what kind of shoes will Helen like?
Collect all the First Experiences books by Ifeoma Onyefulu:
Deron Goes to Nursery School
Grandma Comes to Stay
New Shoes for Helen
Omer's Favorite Place
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Review quote

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
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About Ifeoma Onyefulu

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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