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Shoe Wars

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Readers who have devoured Captain Underpants, Wimpy Kid, and the works of Raina Telgemeier will love the high-energy, hilarious antics of the Foot family from one of the largest names in the UK.
Step up to the challenge . . . win or shoes!

Meet Ruby and Bear. Their dad has just invented the most amazing thing ever -- flying shoes! But his horrible boss Wendy Wedge knows tha
Hardcover, 448 pages
Expected publication: March 2nd 2021 by Scholastic Press
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Stefan Garland
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Iako je ova cipelastična priča namenjena nekim ljudima malo nižim od mene, koji nose manji broj cipela (43, ako vas baš zanima), i imaju malo manje godina (da kažemo 20ak), i ja sam u njoj podjednako uživao kao i oni! Ovo je skroz jedna od onih od 9 do 99 godina priča!
Shoes, villains, dogs, and tons and tons of fun in this delightful book by Liz Pichon.

I have read most of the Tom Gates books and while I enjoy them, because of the fun art and Liz Pichon’s fun writing style, I was a bit bored of the series. So imagine my delight when I saw she wrote something TOTALLY different. This time about shoes, and a mean shoe villain, and family. I just had to try it out, and I can tell you that this was just the best and the most fun!

Meet Ruby and Bear and Ivor, the fir
Ms. Yingling
Jan 08, 2021 rated it liked it
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Ruby and Bear live with their father, Bert Brogue, in a tiny house near Wendy Wedge's shoe factory. He used to have his own shop and designed fabulous shoes, but after his wife Sally's death from snake bite, he became despondent and gave in to Wendy's demands. She is pure evil (think Cruella deVil, but with evil shoes), and so is her son Walter, who of course attends school with Ruby and Bear. When their father invents a flying shoe, the children hope he can win t
Andrew MacDonald
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Not Liz Pichons best work but defiantly a book worth reading. This book is full of shoetastic things like: flying shoes, evil villains and plots that will defiantly put a smile on your face. I would recommend this book for 7-11 year olds!
Geni Kuckhahn
Jan 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
There’s an old saying that goes something like this: You can tell a lot about a person from the shoes they’re wearing.

From the bestselling author of Tom Gates comes this brand new hilarious stand-alone novel.

We meet Ruby and Bear Foot. They are on a mission to save their inventor dad from his boss, the evil Wendy Wedge, who has been steadily taking over Shoe Town…I mean, Wedge Town. Wendy Wedge is so set on winning the prestigious Golden Shoe Award that she’ll do just about anything – and she wa
Nicola Lowson
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
A cleverly written story about a family who fight the nasty Wendy Wedge to stop her from winning the 'Golden Shoe Award' which is rightfully theirs. Loved how all the characters had shoe names! Liz Pichon has an amazing imagination when it comes to shoe inventions - I imagine my class would love to come up with some more for the 'Foot' family to invent. ...more
Rebecca Rouillard
Nov 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A brand-new story from the creator of Tom Gates: Ruby and Bear Foot live in Shoe Town with their Dad. When his evil boss, Wendy Wedge, catches wind of his amazing flying shoes she is determined to steal the shoes and win the Golden Shoe Award. Can Bear and Ruby rescue their Dad and foil Wendy's plans? Shoe Wars is a madcap, page-turning, adventure filled with hilarious shoe puns. ...more
adwait deshpande
Jan 05, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

SHOE WARS is an amazing book ,at first I thought that Ruby and Bear would not be able to come to the contest but I was wrong they made it in the end. But there is one problem, a page din't load. Only one page though so it's OK (Plus my name is Rishi and I am 8 years old)
Aug 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
A funny, inventive comedy with great illustrations. This is going to be super popular with fans of Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates. The whole thing was fun but I particularly loved the foot notes.
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L. Pichon says that when she was little, she loved to draw, and her mom said she was very good at making a mess (this is still true today). She kept drawing, went to art school, became a designer and art director at Jive Records, and began to publish children’s books. After its publication in the U.K., The Brilliant World of Tom Gates won several prestigious awards, including the Roald Dahl Funny ...more

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