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My feet
Personal Author:
First Harper Trophy edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper/Collins, 1992.

Physical Description:
31 pages : color illustrations ; 18 x 23 cm.
General Note:
Ages 3-6.

"A Harper trophy book."
Reading Level:
AD 410 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 41745.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.9 1 Quiz: 08081 Guided reading level: J.
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
QM549 .A45 1990C Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area

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Walk, run, skip, march, kick. We use our feet all the time! With her trademark simple words and delightful pictures, Aliki explains the many ways our feet are important to us. Our feet hold us up, help us balance, and most importantly, take us wherever we want to go.

Author Notes

Aliki was born Aliki was born on September 3, 1929 in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey and raised in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from the Philadelphia Museum College of Art in 1951. After college, she worked in the display department at J. C. Penney Co. in New York for a year and then as a free-lance artist and art teacher in Philadelphia. In 1956 she spent several months traveling, painting, and sketching in Europe.

In 1957, Aliki married Franz Brandenberg, also a writer, and they settled in Switzerland, where she worked as a free-lance artist. In 1960 the Brandenbergs moved to New York City. Aliki continued to write and illustrate children's books, both fiction and nonfiction. As well as illustrating her own works, she has also illustrated over fifty books for others, including those of her husband Franz, Joanna Cole and Paul Showers.

Aliki and her family moved to England in 1977 where she continues to write and illustrate. She has been the recipient of many honours including the New York Academy of Sciences Children's Book Award and the Prix du Livre pour Enfants (Geneva). She received the New Jersey Institute of Technology Award for The Listening Walk in 1961 and for Bees and Beelines in 1964, the Boys Club of America Junior Book Award for Three Gold Pieces: A Greek Folk Tale in 1968, and the Children's Book Showcase for At Mary Bloom's in 1977. She also won the New York Academy of Sciences (younger) Award for Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians in 1977 and the Garden State Children's Book Award (younger nonfiction) for Mummies Made In Egypt in 1982.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Aliki's colorful, multieth nic illustrations help present the sub jects of feet and hands in a clear, con cise manner. In My Feet, children are shown running, jumping, and hopping in bare feet and in all sorts of footwear. The text covers anatomy of the foot, footprints, being ticklish, and even ac tivities to try with the feet (like draw ing). The text of My Hands is essential ly the same as the original edition, with added sentences about bones, disabil ities, and even veins. The illustrations are much improved, bright and updat ed, with minorities and handicapped children well represented, performing activities such as drawing, clapping, and talking in sign language. Mention is made in this edition about left-handed ness and the difference between chil dren's and adults' hands. Both texts are simple and straightforward, without be ing condescending. Two fine introduc tions to human anatomy.--Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo and Erie County Pub lic Library, Buffalo, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.