Imagnary House publishes creative children's books in South Africa.

We are a boutique publisher and bookstore with a special focus on children’s literature, as we have a heart for children’s literacy and imaginations in Southern Africa. One day, we hope to make the children's books that we love available in every part of our beautiful country. Because, we believe that enjoying the ability to read is the right of a child from all languages, areas and cultures. 

Our first off-shoot of our house is Imagnary Friends. This imprint's focus lies on children's books for use in paediatrics (especially for children facing life-threatening or limiting illnesses). 



Lucy & Mum's Shoes

Emily Child (illustr. Warwick Kay)

Lucy and Mum's Shoes | A Children's Picture Book

Lucy & Mum's Shoes is author Emily Child's second children's book, and illustrator Warwick Kay's first.

Lucy & Mum's Shoes is the story of a girl called Lucy who hears the world a little differently. She is fascinated by the sounds around her, especially the sound of shoes. She dreams of a life where she is surrounded by high-heels. She dreams of being grown-up.

Feeling brave one morning, Lucy sneaks into her mother’s cupboard and tries on her favourite pair of stilettos. An unusual and dreamlike day of high-heeled hope, happiness and hindrance follows, leaving Lucy a little less certain that she wants to feel grown-up after all…

Lucy invites children (and adults) to be a part of her unique and quirky soundscape. Infused with a surreal eccentricity, this story uncovers what it means to “love the shoes you’re in”.

R 149.90