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Where My Feet Go

3.38  ·  Rating details ·  220 ratings  ·  39 reviews
A young panda's feet walk, run, swing, and splash through the day in this charming story for preschoolers that is also an ode to imaginative play, perfect for fans of the Chu's Day books.
Meet Little Panda. He's awake and ready for adventure. Where will his feet take him? Do they walk a normal walk down a normal street? Or will they find a new way to carry him through
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 16th 2016 by Knopf Books for Young Readers (first published January 7th 2016)
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Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Follow the activities of a young panda and his feet as he goes through his day. First, in the morning his feet go into yellow boots and head outside. He pretends he is walking through a jungle (actually a garden), climbing a high mountain, splashing in the ocean, and crossing a dangerous bridge. In the afternoon, his feet help feed the dinosaurs (birds), swing high in the sky, and cross a sandy desert. At night, his feet explore underwater in his bath and shoot into the sky like the stars as he ...more
Emily Krafcik
This was a cute story, but not my favorite. I like stories with a little more substance, not just repeating the same first phrase then a few different words. I can see myself doing an assignment for my students about what magical places they think their feet will take them in the future. This is a book for beginning readers for sure and I think it has an important message. This story can be used to boost the self-esteem of a child who may not believe in themselves. You can do anything if you put ...more
Feb 20, 2017 rated it liked it
PK-1st grade. Cute story of a panda who wonders and describes where his feet go throughout the day. Simple, yet creative language describes what he does (trample, tiptoe, splash, etc.) in an imaginative way. This book is great for use with lessons on verbs, synonyms, or even metaphors. The pencil drawn illustrations are bright and appealing. Great for a read-aloud.
Syntha Green
Jan 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Will save for storytime, love the viewpoint from a child's imagination
Mary Hamer
Jul 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Love this little guys imagination - just wish their was a little more meat to it. 3.5 ⭐ ...more
The Brothers
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pandas, feet
A lovely fun adventure-day story of a small panda following its feet to find the next wonderful thing.

Enchanting illustrations.
Homegrown Reader
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
Bug still uses the word pretend and then glances up at me to make sure hes using it correctly. Im trying not to put any pressure on him but I have high hopes for his pretend games. Already we sword fight with wrapping paper tubes and use monster feet to chase each other down. Hes started taking pretend bites of food and making his stuffed animals speak to him, each other, and (if Im lucky) me. My childhood was immersed in pretend. I spent hours looking for aliens in the backyard, bringing an end ...more
Alex Wakeham
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a cute little picturebook that could help teach young children to think about what they might do in a day. Throughout the book, the character imagines what their feet may doing or be wearing in different situations, you could easily ask students to imagine a different body part, and come up with their own ideas.
Jan 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Reviewed for School Library Journal 2/1/2016
PreS-Gr 1A young panda bear asks the innocuous question "Do you know where my feet go in the morning?" What transpires is a fanciful and whimsical romp from the viewpoint of his feet. When he jumps in a rain puddle, panda explains that his feet are splashing in the ocean. While feeding the birds outside, he tells readers that his "feet sit very, very quietly while I feed little dinosaurs." The day progresses with his feet having all sorts of escapades,
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
The message is clear, our feet can take us wherever we want to go.

Readers of all ages will identify with Little (and Big!) Panda as the day transpires and the adventures wind down. It encourages exploration, following of dreams, and the use imagination to turn the ordinary unto the extraordinary. Watching as Little Panda gets his feet into his colorful socks (non-matching of course) and tops it off with YELLOW moon boots. Seeing him traverse mountains, bridges, and a splishy-splashy ocean, only
Hand-drawn pencil illustrations that were then colored digitally show the journey taken over the course of a day by an imaginative young panda. The garden becomes a jungle, and a puddle becomes the ocean in the little one's daily play. Oh, the places we can go if we just allow our imagination to fly free. This picture book offers a firm rebuttal for those who claim that they're bored and have nothing to do. Just look around you, and dare to dream or see things in a different light. The boredom ...more
Kristina Jean Lareau
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picturebook
This wandering panda with a green and a purple sock, wonder about what his feet are doing throughout the day.

Rendered in delightful pencil with digital coloring, this picturebook is sweetly illustrated with talent and liveliness. While there is not a lot that is original about the text in its encouragement of imagination, it is still a great little book.
Apr 23, 2016 added it
Shelves: children-s-lit
This is a cute little story about a panda and where his feet go. The story he tells seems to be an exaggeration of what is actually happening.
I love the imagination of this little guy. He makes a seemingly boring day really exciting. I wish everyone could be more like that.
I would use this as a book to read for fun, either out loud or just to keep in my library.
Aug 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
The main character in this story takes you on a journey of his imagination where his feet take him throughout the day. Young children will enjoy taking trips through their own imaginations after reading this tale. Where will their feet take them?
Jun 18, 2016 rated it liked it
The look of this little panda is unique and charming. I like that his little frog friend tags along everywhere. Good verb choice and use of figurative language throughout. Enjoy how he uses his imagination.
Read  Ribbet
Sif's unique visual style will draw young readers in and its narrative playing with an imaginative tale of where our feet can pretend to go throughout the day is fun, but a bit limited in its overall use.
Sandra Guerfi
Mar 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This is an imaginative book about a young panda and the adventures he and his feet go on. It is funny and a perfect look at what keeps a child busy all day. Have read this several times for story time and the kids love it.
Aliza Werner
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Imagination and exploration in this primary PB.
Good for a lesson on varying vocab in writing. There are more ways to say "walk." This book is a great example of all the ways you can describe the way a person moves.
May 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really liked this story about a little panda who has all sorts of adventures as he imagines different places for his feet to go.
Heydi Smith
Apr 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-storytime
A great reminder to use our imagination all day, every day. Where can your feet go?

This would be fun to pair with New Socks by Bob Shea.
Chacha Centeno
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: storytime
Love the illustrations, story is adorable, especially feeding the the dinosaurs!
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: work-read
Adorable story and cute illustrations. I think I'll buy this one for my daughter!!
Lisa Boyd
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Adorable silly little book. I love that he calls the birds dinosaurs
Brindi Michele
feet and imagination themes
Heather Jo
Apr 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: meggie-list
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Aug 19, 2016 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2016-new
Ruth Ann
Mar 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Odd story about imagination and feet.

I didn't realize the animal was a panda until I read the summary!
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
Perfectly sweet soft pictures. But I am troubled that my fantasies are shown to be just that, fantasy. If I think they are dinosaurs, it doesn't feel fun to know for truly-real they are birds.
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Filled with imagination and the illustrations are lovely.
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