Thursday, June 23, 2022

Papa the Shoemaker

Hi there, my name is William and I have a question for you!


Would you like to know how your shoes are made?


I invite you to come inside my papa's workshop and learn all the secrets of the ancient art of shoemaking and more.


Let's embark on a creative adventure of fun challenges and life lessons along the way.

read an excerpt...

“On Monday, he designs and draws the model on paper. This time, the shoes will be red—my favourite colour. Next, he chooses the shoe lasts.

On the shoe last, he makes the pattern to cut the pieces of leather.

Papa tells me, “The last comes first. When you know what you want, you can plan the steps from where you are to where you want to be.””

my review...

A very educational story and yet, it’s also a fun children’s story. I have read a few other children’s books by these authors and while each was fine, this one is the best to me.

The illustrations are great. They tell a story all by themselves. This is what I’ll call a clean, spacious, book. Its print is big and straight and easy to read to or with your child. As I said its illustrations are great but they too are crisp and clean and easy to see. Sometimes authors make a book seem cluttered trying to make it cute. This one is cute, but it is also open and airy. A fun book and a good story to share with a child.   

about Kyran and Dayan... 

Having decided to change careers as professional dance instructors and competitors, Kyra and Dayán completed a yoga teacher training and strategic intervention life-coaching certification and together embarked on the journey of self-discovery by following a calling from deep inside their hearts.

Inspired by the messages from numerous teachers of spirituality and personal growth, plus their love for children, Kyra & Dayán have made it one of their life purposes to translate the teachings they have learned throughout their evolution into children’s books, so the younger generations can benefit early on in their lives from the wisdom of those who have passed before them. Together they founded Feeling Good Books, with the intention to empower, inspire and provide children with tools that will help them navigate through life. They share a desire to contribute to the growth and well-being of each child and parent out there.

Kyra and Dayán live in Montreal, Canada, with their five children.



Feeling Good Books is all about empowering the divine within each child through meaningful messages found in each book and providing tools that will help children navigate through life. We love children, and children’s books! As parents ourselves, we are passionate about books that will help create a better world for the next generations.

Our mission is to spread awareness about the inner knowing and inner wisdom we all possess since birth. Through each book we invite these inner powers to come forth and flourish into being. We believe by teaching our children early on the fundamental truth about life, it will help them to have a brighter and more positive journey.

We invite you to check out every page on this website and begin seeing the world in a different light.

Sending ‘feeling good’ vibes your way!


WEBSITE - Kyra Kalweit and Dayán Mantecón Roldán – Authors (








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  1. Thank you for sharing your review of Papa the Shoemaker, I love the cover and synopsis and I am looking forward to sharing this book with my grandchildren

  2. This sounds like a wonderful book. I'd love to read this to my grandkids.

  3. The cover looks great. Sounds like an interesting story.


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