SOMEBODY'S SLIPPERS, SOMEBODY'S SHOES by Barbara Brenner

SOMEBODY'S SLIPPERS, SOMEBODY'S SHOES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Barbara Brenner believes that everyday experience can be as appealing to children as high adventure and fantasy. This is a picture book to test her theory: it tells in rhymed text about children in a shoe store. Some choose boots to wear fishing: some choose sneakers, for running. Old shoes are fun too. They climb monkey bars and pedal bikes. New shoes are to wear to special places. And bare feet are the only thing for wet summer grass. And sciffle -- scuffle slippers are best of course to wear in somebody's lap for a bedtime story. Leslie Jacobs has illustrated the book with large, bold pictures of children and their shoes in bright colors; orange, yellow, rust as well as black and white. The very small child will probably enjoy hearing it read aloud. Whether six year olds will like it is problematical, although some could read the very easy text.

Pub Date: Sept. 10th, 1957
Publisher: Scott