The Tallest Shoes

in the World

Based on my research on Creativity in Children’s Books, The Tallest Girl on Earth is a reflection on what divides us as a society ⏤ a lack of empathy for those who are different from us. “Live Barefoot” is the mantra, which is a metaphor of people who are down to earth vs. those who are high up on their own pedestals. This story displays the story of the “tallest girl on earth,” who is tall above everyone else. It is her journey to discover empathy (symbolized by poppies) with the help of the barefoot souls around her.

Skills: Illustration / Writing / Hand-Lettering / Design Research


On display for my Senior Exhibition, I punch-needled motifs from the book and used them as a backdrop to draw people to my exhibit. I displayed a hardcover copy of the book on the top shelf of a wooden pedestal with takeaway prints of the poppy illustration, my business cards, silk poppies, and my research book that The Tallest Shoes in the World was based on.