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ISBN:0889953201
Author: Sarah Ellis,Dusan Petricic
ISBN13: 978-0889953208
Title: The Queen's Feet (Northern Lights Books for Children)
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Language: English
Category: Geography and Cultures
Publisher: Red Deer Press; 1 edition (January 9, 2006)
Pages: 32

The Queen's Feet (Northern Lights Books for Children) by Sarah Ellis,Dusan Petricic



Illustrated by Dušan Petricic. Calgary, AB: Red Deer Press, 2006. The queen’s feet have a mind all of their own, and Queen Daisy is forever getting in trouble because of them. The trouble comes to a head when King Marvin visits from a neighbouring kingdom. Queen Daisy’s feet cannot stand King Marvin’s bullying way. The queen’s feet feel as though they are being stepped on. Unable to stand it for a moment longer, Queen Daisy’s feet do the unthinkable and kick the visiting king in the ankle. Sarah Ellis’ brief, understated text allows the reader to enjoy kicking up one’s heels and dancing along with the queen as she navigates the challenges of a royal rule. The whimsical illustrations complement the playful text. Quite appropriately, the artist, Dušan Petricic, focuses on the characters’ feet. Indeed, almost all of the illustrations are below-the-knee images.

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The Queen's Feet book. Sarah Ellis's wonderfully whimsical tale will ring a bell with all children and adults whose feet get restless. And Du an Petricic illustrations may well encourage a little more unroyal behavior. Online Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Indigo Alibris Better World Books IndieBound.

Christie Harris Illustrated Children's Literature Prize (2007) nominee Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice. The Queen's feet would NOT behave. They splashed in puddles, they wanted to wear red fuzzy slippers with faces instead of a jeweled shoe, they even kicked a visiting bully in the ankle. You don't normally associate a queen and feet, which is what makes this book amusing. This queen's feet are always getting the queen into trouble. All of the wise folk of the kingdom, and the fairy godmothers and footmen, of course, are called to find a solution to the queen's naughty feet. Children love reading about naughty things. They should enjoy this story. The illustrations are vivid.

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Petricic keeps the focus on the footplay by portraying Daisy from knees down only until the last few cartoon scenes, her wayward tootsies usually facing different directions or flashing colorfully painted toenails. Ending in a compromise, in which the royal feet will mind their manners most of the time in exchange for a daily free hour and an occasional rub from Prince Fred, this episode is plainly intended to be a domestic problem-solver-but the overlaid plot supplies sufficient humor and misdirection to make the strategy persuasive

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The clock in the cathedral tower booms out twelve solemn strokes, and all the church bells peal a welcome to the New Year. That is the signal for the fairies to come down on a moonbeam-with their white dresses shining and their long yellow hair streaming. Most beautiful of them all is Rusialka, the queen of fairies and elves. She wears a necklet of dewdrops, and dew-drops sparkle in her dress and in her hair.

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Queen Daisy can't help it - It's her feet that are misbehaving!

Queen Daisy had a great deal of trouble with her feet. They had a mind of their own and did not like behaving in a royal way. Proper shoes were out of the question, and sometimes her feet did not wear shoes at all! Her feet were especially naughty when Queen Daisy forced them to dress properly. At balls her feet would kick high in the air or tap-dance on the marble palace floors. Once, when a king from a neighboring kingdom brought his mean, bullying ways to Queen Daisy's court, her feet hauled off and kicked the king in the ankle. That's when a meeting had to be called of all the wise women and wizards and footmen in the kingdom to find a solution to Queen Daisy's terrible problem. And what a solution it turns out to be. Queen Daisy's feet will dance into the hearts of restless feet everywhere.

Sarah Ellis's wonderfully whimsical tale will ring a bell with all children and adults whose feet get restless. And Du_an Petricic illustrations may well encourage a little more unroyal behavior.

Reviews: 6
caster
A sweet book focusing just on the feet of this Queen. Her feet express the characteristics so frequently upsetting in childhood such as restlessness, eccentricity, imagination and in doing so offer a sense of humour to the antics of the young reader. A splendid book.
Early Waffle
OK, but really not the best story ever. I bought this to read with the letter Q in my prek classroom and I'll be looking for a new book for next year. I think the drawings are kind of blah and the storyline is not really very interesting and easy to follow for prek kids.
Faezahn
Fun story that my 5 year olds really enjoyed.
Whitesmasher
The Queen's feet would NOT behave. They splashed in puddles, they wanted to wear red fuzzy slippers with faces instead of a jeweled shoe, they even kicked a visiting bully in the ankle.

You don't normally associate a queen and feet, which is what makes this book amusing. This queen's feet are always getting the queen into trouble.

All of the wise folk of the kingdom, and the fairy godmothers and footmen, of course, are called to find a solution to the queen's naughty feet.

Children love reading about naughty things. They should enjoy this story. The illustrations are vivid and as humorous as the story. After reading it, the class could write a story about what would happen if their feet became naughty for a day.
godlike
(with apologies to Amazon.com reviewer "Longboard" Jazzer)

Face it.

Feet are funny.

Especially when they're the feet of a queen who is SUPPOSED to act very proper and prim.

Especially when you're of toddler or young elementary school age, and love a giggly-silly book about a Queen with an irrepresible urge to flaunt royal convention by wearng the funniest, goofiest, zaniest, and most colorful and crazy footwear in the kingdom--make that Queendom--because this lady rules her realm.

Dig this.

The Queen's feet makes her do wild and crazy things, like climbing a ship's rigging and dancing a jig in the crow's nest; climbing down the stairs to the kitchen and "telling knock-knock jokes to the cook until all the important people went home."

But that's just the beginning.

She climbs into a pond (groove on Dusan Petricic's goldfish, one of which stares at an eye painted on the Queen's toenail!), kickboxes her way through fancy balls. However, one day she goes too far ad kicks a mean king in the ankles--wuth her hiking boots. If you have what it takes, you'll read on and see how the people wanted to put a stop to the queen's podiatric nonsense. A committee of "sages, wise women, wizards, fairy godmothers, and, of course, footmen" convene to decide the Feet's Fate.

In an improvisational triumph that I like to call the "Anti-Time Out," the advisors decide (and the Queen agrees) that she will follow proper foot decorum--except for one hour a day. That's when she can "raise a ruckus," "cut up," "act out," and generally be "foot loose and fancy free."

Such behavior, and such shoes need exuberant color illustrations, and that's what they get here, in Ecoline watercolor and pen and ink. BUt that's not important.

Look.

What we got here is a madcap, wildly inventive pictorial conglomeration. A sort of Mad Magazine, Maurice Sendak, "Fractured Flickers," German Expressionism, and Roccoco mix, blended with an innocence not seen since the early work of Bill Peet. Delightful fun, this is children's fiction of the highest order. A keeper, and perhaps one of the most enjoyable books I've read this year.

(Note: My fond impersonation aside, I really did like this book.)
Bev
Great book! Story of Queen Daisy and her misbehaving feet. It's a story of compromise and self-control. Excellent for ages 2 - 5!