Wallace Edwards - Uncle Wally's Old Brown Shoe




Wallace Edwards - the dog with a musical flair

The dog with a musical flair (2012) 25 x 20 watercolour


Wallace Edwards - the moth that never sleeps

The moth that never sleeps (2012) 24.5 x 19.5 watercolour



Join Uncle Wally's old brown shoe on an entertaining journey of hidden surprises and delights.

Uncle Wally's Old Brown Shoe, inspired by the familiar nursery rhyme The House That Jack Built, follows the course of one very unusual shoe as it travels through a fascinating, imaginative world to encounter an assortment of quirky characters. The imaginative texts and cumulative story are sure to enthrall young readers, as will the detailed illustrations. Children and adults will delight in finding the whimsical objects and hidden meanings in the layered colourfull artwork, reminiscent of Wallace Edward's first book, Alphabeasts.

Wallace Edwards is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and an award-winning author and illustrator. His paintings and illustrations are found in public and private collections, books, magazines and on public display in Canada and the United States. Wallace has been the guest speaker at many conferences, literary events, schools and libraries. He finds visiting with students from kindergarten to grade six especially enjoyable, where his presentations consist of reading, discussions and drawing. Wallace lives in Yarker, Ontario.

Wallace Edwards - uncle wally's old brown shoe

Uncle Wally's old brown shoe (2012) 23 x 19.5 watercolour

Wallace Edwards - the ape on the puppet tree

The ape on the puppet tree (2012) 26.75 x 20.75 watercolour


The fish with the spooky mask (2012) 24.75 x 19.75 watercolour


"[A] surreal but delightful fantastical romp ... Although the text is entertaining in itself, the illustrations beg to be pored over ... Wander into the dreamlike landscape, which is full of surprises that stretch the imagination."

- Kirkus Reviews, September 2012

"Edwards' artwork, vividly rendered in watercolour, pencil, and gouache, has a vintage feel that contrasts with the growing trend toward graphically and digitally inspired illustration in children's books ... With a lilting sing-song text and art that is delightful and fun ... this book will appeal to keen-eyed youngsters and nostalgic old readers alike."

- Quill & Quire, July 2012






Wallace Edwards - 2015 - Once Upon a Line
Wallace Edwards - 2014 - Unnatural Selection
Wallace Edwards - 2012 - Uncle Wally's Old Brown Shoe
Wallace Edwards - 2011 - Works
Wallace Edwards - 2010 - The Cat's Pajamas


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