NEW SHOES FOR SILVIA by Johanna Hurwitz

NEW SHOES FOR SILVIA

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Age Range: 3 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

"Far away in another America," little Silvia receives a treasured gift from Tia Rosita (who's in the US)--fine red shoes, too big for her to wear. While she grows into them, Silvia uses the shoes as beds for her dolls, or to keep the shells she and her grandparents find at the beach. Pinkney's watercolors add many details: Tia Rosita has also sent a large book; Mama is expecting--and by the time the shoes fit, there's a new baby. Skillfully, Hurwitz uses a narrative device of sure concern to small children--growing into clothes--to tie together her upbeat depiction of rural life in another culture. Pinkney's illustrations are beautifully observed; Silvia's extended family is warm, loving, and glowing with life, while the impressionistically rendered tropical setting is lush and lovely. Just right. (Picture book. 3-8)
Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-688-05286-X
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 1993




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