Get to know the hilarious true story of King Louis XIV of France and his famous high-heeled shoes!
King Louie was a very BIG king in all ways but one: He was five-feet-four-inches short. So Louie and his royal cobbler cooked up the perfect high-heeled solution to help Louie appear taller. But after an embarrassing tumble (on the dance floor, no less!) Louie learned that his subjects were loyal no matter how big—or how shrimpy—their beloved Louie might have been. Readers young and old will relate to this silly and sweet story of King Louie XIV—a man who had it all, but still felt small.
D.J. Steinberg is the author of eighteen books for children, including Grasshopper Pie and Other Poems; Kindergarten, Here I Come; and the Adventures of Daniel Boom a.k.a. Loud Boy series. When he is not working on his books, he has enjoyed a career as an executive, producer, and artist on animated movies and TV shows, and he currently oversees animation production for Nickelodeon. David lives with his wife and three sons in Los Angeles, California. Visit him at DJSteinberg.com.
Robert Neubecker is the author and illustrator of Linus the Vegetarian T. Rex and of his own Wow! series. He is also the award-winning illustrator of Shiver Me Timbers by Douglas Florian, Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth by Sarah Weeks, I Got Two Dogs by John Lithgow, and Monsters on Machines by Deb Lund. A graduate of Parsons School of Design, Robert also illustrates for The New YorkTimes and Slate magazine. After twenty years in Manhattan, he and his family live in Park City, Utah. Visit Robert at Neubecker.com.
King Louie's Shoes 5 out of 5based on
More than 1 year ago
Shoes! Who doesn’t love shoes? Well, actually, the story is about more than footwear – it’s about feeling small. And kids certainly can relate to that – trying to appear big when the reality is…they’re short. And when people are expecting big things from a king, that’s even harder. The text and illustrations are pure delightful. The back matter is kid friendly and interesting. I love books that combine history with a great sense of humor.