Shoe Trouble

Shoe Trouble is the story of a little girl named Eleanor who keeps forgetting her shoes at school.

On Monday she forgets her shoes. Tuesday she forgets her gumboots. Wednesday she forgets her sandals. Thursday she forgets her slippers, but on Friday she has remembered to collect them all to take home … but what has she forgotten now?

Written by Eleanor Neil and illustrated by Lisa Allen

$19.75 incl. GST

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For ages 3 to 6


Read NZ ~ After school Eleanor rides home on the bus, barefoot, with a sinking feeling… ‘Shoe Trouble‘ is the story of a little girl named Eleanor who keeps forgetting her shoes. This is a short and sweet picture book that parents and children will be able to relate to. ‘Shoe Trouble‘ is a comfortably predictable story with a leading ending that will be enjoyed by all kindy and young school children and their families.

Bob’s Book Blog ~ Every parents worry is that your children will lose their belongings at school through forgetfulness. School lost property bins are the most clogged in any school. Eleanor is no different to any other child but very annoying. Lisa Allen’s superb pastel water colour illustrations enhance Eleanor Neil’s witty text with her facial expressions on the character’s faces, priceless. Children will relate well to this good read-a-loud for juniors.

About the Kiwi creators

Eleanor Neil is a first-time author from Snell’s Beach; Shoe Trouble was her debut children’s book.

Lisa Allen is a freelance illustrator and designer based in Muriwai on Auckland’s west coast. Find out more on her profile page.

Additional information

Dimensions25 × 19 cm
First published



Softcover edition



Page count


Published by

Upstart Press

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