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Les & Ronnie Step Out

Andrew Kolb


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Meet a left and right foot who are a pair of complete opposites! Full of clever, giggle-inducing details, this lively odd-couple tale celebrates what makes us all unique, as well as the power of friendship to bring us together despite our differences.
Feet come in twos, so they need to step out together. But Les and Ronnie often find it hard to cooperate. Les likes having a clean sock and being responsible. Ronnie is fine with a dirty sock and loves letting loose. Les is straight-laced while Ronnie doesn’t even care about laces. What’s a duo to do?

Praise For Les & Ronnie Step Out

“A Type-A personality learns to walk in someone else’s shoes (literally!) after an accident. . . . Les is the left leg to Ronnie’s right, and though they are both of a warm, light-brown hue, the two could not be more different. . . . Needless to say, life together is difficult for this pair of opposites. . . . Kolb’s pencil-and-digital illustrations play up the dichotomy between the two legs, their faces’ eyebrows and mouths making them as emotive as any emoji. The sequence in which Les lets loose is especially enjoyable and illustrates just how awkward and uncomfortable it can be at first, though by the end Les and Ronnie are both all smiles. This odd couple doesn’t need any lessons on friendship, though perhaps they could use some pointers on safe skateboarding.”—Kirkus Reviews

Nancy Paulsen Books, 9780399546198, 40pp.

Publication Date: September 26, 2017

About the Author

Andrew Kolb ( is an illustrator, artist, and designer. His first picture book, Edmund Unravels, was a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Book for Kids and is featured in Ontario’s “Let’s Read!” campaign. Kolb received his bachelor of design degree from Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, Australia. His work has been featured in numerous galleries, exhibits, and publications, and he has collaborated with clients ranging from start-ups to major television networks. He lives in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.