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  • Published: 5 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780143785538
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

Go Go and the Silver Shoes

The next heartfelt picture book from the winning team of Jane Godwin & Anna Walker, about how a precious lost shoe leads a little girl to an even more precious friendship.

Go Go is confident and creative about her clothes, even though most of them are hand-me-downs from her three older brothers. The only new things she ever gets are underwear and shoes. That's why she loves new shoes, especially her latest and most precious silver shoes. But despite her mother's warnings, Go Go wears them on a family picnic and loses one in the creek. Go Go is devastated, but continues to wear her one remaining silver shoe, until one day a new girl at school realises that she has one just like it...

A beautiful story about being confidently individual and about the power of friendship.

  • Published: 5 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9780143785538
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99

About the authors

Jane Godwin

Jane Godwin is an Australian children’s book publisher, and also the highly acclaimed author of over twenty books for children, across all styles and ages. Her work is published internationally and she has received many commendations, including the Queensland Premier’s Award (Children’s Books), the Aurealis Award and the Animal Welfare Award, and shortlistings in the CBC Book of the Year Awards, the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the New South Wales State Literary Award (Patricia Wrightson Prize) the YABBA Awards, the Speech Pathology Awards, The Family Award for Children’s Books, and the Australian Book Industry Awards.

Anna Walker

Anna Walker is an award-winning illustrator and author of many picture books for children published around the world. Her books include Florette, which was a New York Times/New York Public Library Best Illustrated Book. Anna creates illustrations with watercolour, pencil, and collage. Her stories are inspired by the quiet and sometimes joyful details of life. She lives and works in Melbourne.

Praise for Go Go and the Silver Shoes

Jane Godwin and Anna Walker are a winning pair: Walker's tender, beautiful illustrations are a perfect complement to Godwin's careful, gentle words. While the story is suitable for young attention spans, it is still richly textured with minute, considered detail. The resolution is charming and grounded. it exhibits classic Godwin-Walker positivity that delights while side-stepping saccharine sentiment.

Anica Boulanger-Mashberg, Books and Publishing

This is such a delightful book; I adore the illustrations and the story itself is unexpected and sweet! I highly recommend this beautiful children's picture book.

The Good Book Blog

Go Go is (a) strong, intelligent and thoughtful female lead character. The world needs more Go Gos. Anna Walker's beautiful illustrations paint a wonderful picture of this delightful little girl's world.

James, Blog of Dad

This whimsically illustrated picture book, from a best-selling duo, is a delight.

Herald Sun, Melbourne

Joyously illustrated tale of friendship, individuality and sparkly shoes.

Sunday Telegraph

Go Go and the Silver Shoes is a story that is meant to be! The universe may work in mysteriously wonderful ways, but it would certainly be expected that any child from age four will just fall in love with this one.

Boomerang Books

Awards & recognition

Queensland Literary Awards

Shortlisted  •  2018  •  Children's Book

Australian Book Industry Awards

Longlisted  •  2019  •  Children's Picture Book of the Year

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2019  •  Picture Story Books

Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

Shortlisted  •  2019  •  5–8 Years

CBCA Book of the Year Awards

Notable Book  •  2019  •  Picture Book

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Go Go and the Silver Shoes activity pack

Put your best foot forward and have fun with these shoe-themed activities!