Here are "shoes to skate in, shoes to skip in, shoes to turn a double flip in"! A sweet and charming rhyming look at a favorite topic for pre-K and kindergarten kids—perfect for anyone helping children learn to tie their shoes.
This book was a Reading Rainbow selection and praised by School Library Journal, which noted: "Story hour groups will be checking out each other’s footwear after hearing this rollicking rhyming paean to shoes."
The art by William Joyce—whose books include George Shrinks, the Guardians and Dinosaur Bob series,, and the #1 New York Times bestselling The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which is also an Academy Award–winning short film—was praised by Booklist as "animated, energetic, and warmly colored."
The perfect book to share during units on clothing and getting dressed—and for all teachers and parents helping children learn to tie their shoes.
About the Author
Elizabeth Winthrop is the author of numerous books for young readers. She lives in New York, City.
William Joyce lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, with his lovely wife, Elizabeth, and their children, Mary Katherine and Jack. They also have a dachshund named Rose and something else named Rex. Mr. Joyce has produced two animated television shows based on his books: Rolie Polie Olie and George Shrinks. He also produced and designed the animated feature film Robots. Every once in a while he does a cover for The New Yorker. His alarmingly optimistic picture books include Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo, Santa Calls, The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs, and Bently & Egg.He is currently futzing around on several books and stories that embrace the alleged healing power of heroically scaled silliness.