Hank's New Shoes

Hank's New Shoes


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What do you want to be when you grow up? One of the most common and thrilling questions for a child to ponder; with limitless options that only seem to grow as they learn more and consistently ask questions. And for Hank, an inquisitive octopus excited to find his own path, some amazing possibilities come to life at the local shoe store with a little help from the shop owner.

The charming story of Hank’s trip to Mr. Turner’s shoe shop in Hank’s New Shoes - written by first time author Chris Gallagher and illustrated by Darren Gate - introduces eight different and fascinating occupations for a curious mind to imagine doing through the experience of trying on new footwear. While a snow boot helps bring to life the fascinating idea of becoming an explorer, Hank also learns that it could be a world of fun to make music with your feet as a tap dancer. Further, there are boundless jobs for helping, entertaining, or providing for others as Hank discovers through Mr. Turner's explanation of the use of flip-flops by life guards, sneakers by athletes, and construction boots by engineers.

Is it possible to do all of these jobs and more? Hank is ready to find out.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578562384
Publisher: Chris Gallagher
Publication date: 09/21/2019
Pages: 34
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in New England, Chris has always been curious and amazed by the world around him. When he was 8 years old, as a homeschooled student with his brother and sister, he first drafted the idea that would become this book. While mom taught by asking questions, limiting barriers and providing encouragement, dad laced up his steel-toed boots and stayed true to a decades long career. Today Chris lives in North Carolina with his wife and their daughter who already knows that the world is an awesome place and her opportunities are limitless.

Darren Gate is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Glasgow, Scotland. He has a passion for drawing animals in quite ridiculous stories, which finally led him to illustrating picturebooks. Over the years Darren has been inspired by many amazing illustrators - too many to list! - but a few of the most important ones would be Shirley Hughes, John Burningham, Raymond Briggs and Quentin Blake.

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