Taking the first step never is an easy task. The main character of this poetic story has to chose a pair of shoes to go out walking. He can’t make up his mind. Each different kind of shoes poses a different question and a different trouble to him. But at the same time, each pair of shoes represents a promising adventure. As he goes through all the possibilities, this boy also thinks about all his fears. But in the end it simply comes down to making a choice, opening the door and taking the first step. The poetic words, written by the Uruguayan writer Germán Machado, are reflected in the fantastic worlds created in the illustrations drawn by Martín Romero.


  • 32 pages
  • 21 x 26.5 centimeters
  • 4 colors
  • Hardcover

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