Emily Child is an actor and writer. Her writing comes by letting her own childhood memories grow wild and turn into stories for littler people. Child grew up in Johannesburg and moved to Cape Town to study Theatre and Performance at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She is a full-time actress and daydreamer. If she is not working on stage or in film, she says she "can be found looking out of windows, wondering". Child’s first book, 'Jeff and George and the Totem Pole', was published in 2014 by Penguin Books and illustrated by Julia Anastasopoulos. Her latest picture book, 'Lucy & Mum’s Shoes', is based on a very real obsession with the sound of things and a wish that humans didn’t rush the process of growing up.
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Lucy and Mum's Shoes
by Emily Child
Lucy invites children (and adults) to be a part of her unique and quirky soundscape. Feeling brave one morning, Lucy sneaks into her mother’s cupboard and tries on her favourite pair of stilettos. An unusual and dreamlike day of high-heeled hope, happiness and hindrance follows, leaving Lucy a little less certain that she wants to feel grown-up after all…
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