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Shoes for Me! by Sue Fliess – Review and Giveaway

August 12, 2011

Last week I had a wonderful surprise on my doorstep, courtesy of Pinwheel Books, a division of Marshall Cavendish. Shoes for Me! (2011) is a delightful rhyming picture book by Sue Fliess. She really gets it right in this debut story for the preschool, kinder, and early childhood set.

In Shoes for Me!, Hippo is off to the store with her mom for new shoes – and she gets to make the choice. Oh, the power! The young fashionista goes through every shoe in the store before her mom threatens  to leave without a purchase. That gets our girl’s attention and she finally makes her selection. Mike Laughead‘s bright and snappy illustrations go well with the clipped rhythm of the short text.

The colors, patterns, and types of shoes in the story lend themselves to a multitude of classroom activities – and the importance of making a choice is a lesson in and of itself. Nice work, Sue. I can’t wait to see what happens when Hippo goes clothes shopping in next year’s A Dress for Me!

I’ll be giving my copy away to one lucky person. Leave a comment on this post by August 19th and you’ll be included in my random drawing.  If this is your first comment to my blog, the comment will not post until I approve it. It’s a great book for the younger set. If you don’t have any young children hanging around your house you could share it with a preschool teacher or librarian. Feel free to pass the contest on to anyone who might be interested.

Genres: Picture Books, Rhyming Books

Things to like about this book: Great rhyme! It’s fun and colorful and makes a great read aloud.

Audience: Toddlers, Preschool, kindergarten, 1st grade. Also great for parents looking for a quick bedtime read.

Reviewed from: Hardcover provided by publisher.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura Favaloro permalink
    August 12, 2011 11:51 am

    This sounds like a wonderful rhyming book!

  2. Shivaun Davis permalink
    August 13, 2011 2:52 pm

    Having taught kindergarten and first grade, I think this would be a great addition to a classroom library. Looks like lots of fun.

  3. Patricia Schoen permalink
    August 13, 2011 11:31 pm

    Making choices can be a struggle for many children even beyond first grade. ( I still struggle with this when shopping! 🙂 This book sounds like a fun way to begin a discussion with a child who may struggle with making choices.

  4. Donna St. Cyr permalink*
    August 15, 2011 10:54 am

    Yes — if someone would just help me with those shopping choices!

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