SHOE-LA-LA! by Karen Beaumont

SHOE-LA-LA!

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Age Range: 4 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

What happens when you turn four party-bound girlfriends loose in the Shoe-la-la boutique? “Emily, Ashley, Kaitlyn, Claire! / Let’s go find the perfect pair!” And so begins the search. Beaumont introduces readers to an almost infinite variety of shoes—buckled, bowed, tap, laced, rainbow-striped, leopard-spotted, sandals, boots, shoes for cowgirls and rock stars—in rhyming verses that sometimes falter in the rhythm. In the end, the indecisive foursome leave the store empty-handed, a mountain of shoes and an exhausted shoe salesman in their wake. Once home, the creative juices start to flow, and they embellish their shoes with bows, feathers and glue to fashion their own unique styles. Pham’s multicultural cast of characters is highly imaginative. Each girl has her own sense of both self and style, and while all are little girls, they definitely have a touch of glamour about them. Though lacking the more detailed story lines of the Fancy Nancy series, this outing, with its glitzy cover, is likely to appeal to her fans as well as to the creative side in every budding shoe connoisseur. (Picture book. 4-7) 

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-545-06705-8
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 2010




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