SHOES FOR ME! by Sue Fliess


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Age Range: 3 - 5
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Few things in a preschooler's life are more exciting than getting a new pair of shoes. Little Hippo needs new shoes and has a plethora of choices among styles, colors and purposes. There are shoes with jewels and glitter, shoes that zip or tie, shoes that clatter or light up, shoes for summer, basketball, ballet or tap. Some are just about perfect, but mom says, “No, not at that price.” Mom suggests little ducky shoes, but this fashion-conscious hippo turns up her snout. “Finding shoes could take all week!” Confused and exhausted, Little Hippo is almost ready to give up until she sees “way up high. / One last pair I have to try” and finds the perfect fit with “colored laces, stripes and spots. / glowing, blinking polka dots.” The rhyming text flows easily in a thinly-lined sans-serif type against a generous amount of white space. It is a natural complement to the bright aqua-blue–based digital paintings that highlight a gray-based hippo dressed in a pink sweater and black skirt with matching pink barrette in her pageboy hairdo. A winning choice for today’s ever-younger fashionistas. (Picture book. 3-5)
Pub Date: March 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7614-5825-8
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 2011


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