Jack's mum insists he has new school shoes and the only ones they can find are horrid, black lace-ups. They are so stiff, noisy and uncomfortable that Jack suspects they must be monster shoes, especially when they seem to kick his classmates for no reason and make the football go in completely the wrong direction at playtime. Jack desperately works on a plan to get rid of them, until he discovers, quite by accident, a way of taming the monster shoes...
Emma Laybourn was a librarian, and has been a classroom assistant for special needs children in a mainstream school. She is now a teaching assistant. Her favourite place is the Yorkshire Dales, as she enjoys walking. She has two children.
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