Secret Agent Man Goes Shopping for Shoes

By Tim Wynne-Jones
Illustrated by Brian Won

A boy turns an everyday outing into a thrilling, top-secret adventure in this stylish picture book for imaginative secret agents everywhere.

Secret Agent Man (S.A.M.) needs new shoes. His mum – er, sidekick, “K” – takes him shopping. But the mission will be dangerous. To start with, Shoe Store Man looks shifty. “Search him,” says S.A.M. With the help of a Team of Expert Spies and keen observation skills, will Sam find that his brand-new tiger-striped shoes bring him a new superpower … and that he can now tie his own shoe-laces? Imaginative play takes centre stage in this witty and stylish picture book that will charm and amuse all readers.

  • Perfect for all of fans of James Bond, spies and superheroes -- S.A.M. is an under-five's answer to Alex Rider!
  • Great for young readers who are just learning to tie their own shoes.
  • Brian Won's retro illustrations in a stylish limited palette cleverly merge S.A.M.'s imaginary escapades with the ordinary world

About the author

Tim Wynne-Jones is the author of numerous picture books, including the Zoom trilogy, illustrated by Eric Beddows, and novels, including The Emperor of Any Place, Blink & Caution, and The Uninvited. He also teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Tim lives in Canada, in Ontario. Find him online at and on Twitter as @tim_wj.

About the illustrator

Brian Won was a shoe salesman before he began creating children’s books. He is the author-illustrator of Hooray for Hat! Originally from Chicago, in the USA, he now lives in southern California with his wife and son. Find him online at and on Twitter as @bwon1.

ISBN: 9781406368444
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: June 1, 2016
Dimensions: 230 x 270mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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