Author: Liz Pichon
Pub. Date: March 2, 2021
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 448
Find it:  GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&N, Kobo, TBDBookshop.org

Looking for a quick, silly read? Look no further than Liz Pichon’s Show Wars! Shoe Wars takes place an eccentric world of dueling shoemakers and shoe-crazy towns. The shoe and foot jokes abound with our heroes, Ruby and Bear, even having the surname Foot. Pichon’s story is accompanied by a number of illustrations that harken back to series like Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Middle grade readers with a great sense of humor are going to love this one!

About Shoe Wars

Readers who have devoured Captain Underpants, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the works of Raina Telgemeier will love the high-energy, hilarious antics of the Foot family from one of the largest names in the UK.

Step up to the challenge . . . win or shoes! Meet Ruby and Bear. Their dad has just invented the most amazing thing ever — flying shoes! But his horrible boss Wendy Wedge knows that entering flying shoes will guarantee the Golden Shoe Award, and she will do anything to win the trophy. Ruby and Bear must outwit a bully, infiltrate a shady company, and rescue their dad all while keeping the shoes hidden. This can only mean one thing. It’s . . . shoe wars! The brand new, laugh-out-loud, spectacular stand-alone story from multi-million copy bestselling author and illustrator Liz Pichon.

Praise for Shoe Wars

THE SUNDAY TIMES ‘Book of the Year’ Selection

‘Jokey text does [SHOE WARS] fancy footwork on every illustrated page. Reluctant readers will march through it. – THE SUNDAY TIMES

‘Every page here is dynamic and attention-grabbing, packed with cartoons and typeface trickery’ –FT

“An original and outrageous storyline gives plenty of scope for absurd inventions, loathsome baddies and heroic deeds from underequipped underdogs. This is a tale oozing creativity and packed with pen and ink illustrations, exciting and expressive typography and visual jokes.” –BOOKTRUST

Bursting with imagination and fabulous gadgets, SHOE WARS is full of Pichon’s characteristic warmth, humor and quirky illustrations.” –THE BOOKSELLER

“SHOE WARS is an exciting story with lively characters that offer plenty of laughs […] Like Pichon’s other books, it can be enjoyed as a funny, action-packed page-turner, but also as a comic book of cartoons so that children can keep returning to their favorite bits again and again.”–BOOKS FOR KEEPS

THE IRISH TIMES ‘Best Books for Christmas’ Selection
THE SUN Christmas Gift Guide’ Selection


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About the Author

When Liz Pichon was little, she loved to draw, paint and make things. Her mum used to say she was very good at making a mess (which is still true today!). She kept drawing and went to art school, where she earned a degree in graphic design. She worked as a designer and art director in the music industry, and her freelance work has appeared on a wide variety of products. Liz is the author-illustrator of several picture books. Tom Gates is the first series of books she has written and illustrated for older children. They have won several prestigious awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and the Blue Peter Book Award. The books have been translated into 43 languages worldwide. Visit her at lizpichon.com.

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