"My Deadly Boots" by Carl Merrison, Hakea Hustler & Samantha Campbell (Illustrator)
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An empowering, uplifting picture book about what it is that makes you who you are, from the award-winning authors of Black Cockatoo.
Spikes on the bottom boots,
my favourite colour boots,
making me too deadly.
Can the shoes on your feet really make you jump higher? Walk taller? Dream bigger?
About the Author:
Carl Merrison is a respected Jaru/Kija man from the Halls Creek area who came WA runner up Australian of the Year - Local Hero in 2016. He has worked for over ten years alongside Aboriginal youth as a mentor and coach. Carl was the winner of the black&write! Fellowship in 2020 for his young readers' series Backyard Sports (coming in 2023). He was also shortlisted for the State Library Western Australia Writer's Fellowship for his proposal, Kimberley Kickers series.
A joyous, empowering story about finding confidence within yourself, boots or no boots, from the award-winning authors of Black Cockatoo.
'The text has a punchy sense of addictive rhythm ... [and] the story is full of heart' Books+Publishing
For Ages: 5+ years old
Number Of Pages: 24
Published: 31st August 2022
Publisher: Lothian Children's Books
Dimensions (cm): 0.9 x 25.8 x 25.7
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1