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HOLLY’S RED BOOTS by Francesca Chessa


by Francesca Chessa & illustrated by Francesca Chessa

Age Range: 3 - 5

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-8234-2158-9
Publisher: Holiday House

Holly wants to make a snowman, but cannot find her red boots to keep her feet dry. “I promised my slippers I would show them the snow!” she explains to her mom as she gets ready to step out in her green bunny slippers. With broad strokes of the brightest and deepest colors, the illustrations effortlessly convey Holly’s infectious enthusiasm for life as she and Jasper the cat look at everything red they can find—and there are a lot of ordinary and extraordinary red items to find. Her red toy car is big enough to carry Holly and Jasper, but it won’t keep her feet dry, and the decorative sombrero she climbed up to get in the closet is so big it just about swallows her up. Other dress-up gear will bring the giggles out, especially the little red socks that fit right on Jasper’s ears. Holly will make everyone smile, even after she finds the red boots, figures out which is the right and left foot and discovers the snow has all melted into deliciously splashable puddles. The seamless combination of art and text will be rollicking fun for young readers. (Picture book. 3-5)