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.
The northern lights (called the aurora borealis) and the southern lights (aurora australis) appear when tiny particles stream out from the Sun and hit Earth’s atmosphere. The particles give some of their energy to atoms and molecules of gases in the upper atmosphere. But the atoms and molecules cannot hold the energy. They quickly give it off as another kind of energy-the colors of light that we call the aurora. These lights occur most often around the North Pole and South Pole because the incoming particles have an electric charge
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.