One, Two, Where's My Shoe? Tomi Ungerer

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Where's my shoe? Did it escape in the air with a flight of crows? Is it sailing on the wide blue sea? Or has it embarked on a train for a trip? Look carefully, it might be hidden in a juicy ham, or in a soldier's elegant moustache. It may have turned into a fish's face or a cow's horn... Specifications:

  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 215 x 175 mm (8 1/2 x 6 7/8 in)
  • Pages: 32 pp
  • Illustrations: 17 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9780714867984

Born in Strasbourg, in the Alsace region of France, in 1931, Tomi Ungerer started drawing as a small boy. Growing up in Nazi-occupied Strasbourg, drawing caricatures was for him a form of resistance. Described on his school-leaving certificate as a ‘depraved and rebellious character’, he hitch-hiked around Europe, getting as far as Lapland, rather than going to university. Inspired by his heroes Saul Steinberg, James Thurber and Charles Addams, Ungerer landed in New York in 1956, with only $60 dollars in his pocket and a suitcase full of drawings. He quickly found success as an illustrator and caricaturist, becoming a star almost overnight. He published his first book for children, The Mellops Go Flying, in 1957, and went on to publish 80 books over the next ten years, covering all aspects of his work.

"This neon‐colored treasure hunt [One, Two, Where’s My Shoe?] has enough visual cleverness and offbeat, psychedelic charm to captivate readers of all ages."—New York Times Book Review

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