Papa The Shoemaker Review Tour

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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Papa the Shoemaker

by Kyra Kalweit and Dayán Mantecón Roldán


GENRE: Children’s


Papa the Shoemaker Cover


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.



“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.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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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This children’s book is very peaceful and sweet. Papa is the father of a little boy who likes to visit his father in the shoe making workshop. As Papa creates a pair of red shoes, the little boy watches each step. The father is wise and shows him how to make shoes but also passes on good life lessons.

He taught him to take his time and do the steps correctly, but if he was to make a mistake he could go back and fix it. When the father had finished the red shoes and they were resting, the little boy accidently got shoe paint on them. He worried all night about the shoes.

He thought of a solution and crept down to the workshop. There he opened the black shoe paint and splattered it equally on both shoes. He had found a solution to the problem and fixed it in a creative way. Papa was very proud that his son had learned a good lesson.

The book is good for teaching children. The writing makes me think of Mr. Rogers and it shows how a good family will react to children doing something wrong. It’s a healthy reaction to someone who makes a mistake.


Kyra Kalweit and Dayán Mantecón Roldán will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Have to gift this to my daughter-in-law…A perfect book!

  2. Thank you for the review, sounds good.

  3. Looks like a very interesting book.

  4. Papa The Shoemaker sounds like a great children’s book, thanks for sharing your review and have a sunshiny day!

  5. This sounds like a great book and the cover is great too.

  6. Great theme, perfect around father’s day.

  7. The book cover is nice and the story sounds wonderful.

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