MRS. TOGGLE'S BEAUTIFUL BLUE SHOE by Robin Pulver

MRS. TOGGLE'S BEAUTIFUL BLUE SHOE

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Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 ``Overcome by spring,'' the ever-childlike Mrs. Toggle (Mrs. Toggle's Zipper, etc.) leaves the papers on her desk to join her class in kickball. When she misses the ball, her shoe sails into a tree (where, in Alley's ingenuous watercolors, a pair of birds seriously consider it as a site for a nest). True to form, principal Mr. Stickler turns up to chide the teacher for setting a poor example (``one shoe off and one shoe on'') and suggests some wonderfully silly means of retrieval, like luring it with food, that would be a lot more appropriate to his cat; also true to form, Mr. Abel the custodian eventually gets the shoe down with his ladder. Simple and, by now, predictable; still, disarmingly lighthearted and funny. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: March 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-02-775456-1
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Four Winds/MacMillan
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1994




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