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  • Published: 26 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143785521
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $30.00

Go Go and the Silver Shoes


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From the much-loved picture-book partnership comes this sparkly story of one independently minded little girl, and the unexpected, precious ways life sometimes works.

When Go Go is allowed to buy the most beautiful shoes ever, she decides she will wear them EVERYWHERE!
Even to the creek, where she and her brothers go adventuring.

But - Oh no, Go Go! - that's when a terrible thing happens . . .

  • Pub date: 26 February 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143785521
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $30.00

About the Authors

Jane Godwin

Jane Godwin is an Australian children’s book publisher, and also the highly acclaimed author of over twenty books for children, across all styles and ages. Her work is published internationally and she has received many commendations, including the Queensland Premier’s Award (Children’s Books), the Aurealis Award and the Animal Welfare Award, and shortlistings in the CBC Book of the Year Awards, the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the New South Wales State Literary Award (Patricia Wrightson Prize) the YABBA Awards, the Speech Pathology Awards, The Family Award for Children’s Books, and the Australian Book Industry Awards.

Anna Walker

Anna Walker writes and illustrates children's books and is based in Melbourne. Crafted with pencil, ink and collage, Anna's illustrations are inspired by the everyday details of life and the amusing antics of her menagerie. Anna's picture book, Mr Huff, which she wrote and illustrated, won the 2016 CBCA Book of the Year for Early Childhood and was shortlisted in the 2016 Prime Minister's Literary Awards. Together with Jane Godwin, Anna has also created many beautiful picture books, most recently Go Go and the Silver Shoes. Anna's most recent picture books as author-illustrator are the highly acclaimed Florette and the delightful Lottie and Walter.


Praise for Go Go and the Silver Shoes

“Jane Godwin and Anna Walker are a winning pair: Walker's tender, beautiful illustrations are a perfect complement to Godwin's careful, gentle words. While the story is suitable for young attention spans, it is still richly textured with minute, considered detail. The resolution is charming and grounded. it exhibits classic Godwin-Walker positivity that delights while side-stepping saccharine sentiment.”

Anica Boulanger-Mashberg, Books and Publishing

“This is such a delightful book; I adore the illustrations and the story itself is unexpected and sweet! I highly recommend this beautiful children's picture book.”

The Good Book Blog

“Go Go is (a) strong, intelligent and thoughtful female lead character. The world needs more Go Gos. Anna Walker's beautiful illustrations paint a wonderful picture of this delightful little girl's world.”

James, Blog of Dad

“This whimsically illustrated picture book, from a best-selling duo, is a delight.”

Herald Sun, Melbourne

“Joyously illustrated tale of friendship, individuality and sparkly shoes.”

Sunday Telegraph

“Go Go and the Silver Shoes is a story that is meant to be! The universe may work in mysteriously wonderful ways, but it would certainly be expected that any child from age four will just fall in love with this one.”

Boomerang Books


Awards & Recognition

  • Queensland Literary Awards

    Shortlisted • 2018 • Children's Book

  • Australian Book Industry Awards

    Longlisted • 2019 • Children's Picture Book of the Year

  • REAL Children's Choice Awards

    Shortlisted • 2019 • Picture Story Books

  • Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards

    Shortlisted • 2019 • 5–8 Years

  • CBCA Book of the Year Awards

    Notable Book • 2019 • Picture Book


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