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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 www.timwynne-jones.com 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 www.brianwon.com 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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