Shoe Baby

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Candlewick Press, Jul 12, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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Acclaimed author Joyce Dunbar teams up with an exciting new talent her illustrator daughter, Polly for this singsong tale of a baby who takes to the sea, the air, and the shops in a shoe!

There once was a baby
Who lived in a shoe
And had learned how to say,
"How do you do?"

For one adventurous baby, there's no limit to the places you can go when using a shoe as a mode of transportation. Sailing by dolphins, tootling to the zoo, flying with birds, even sipping tea with the queen are all in a day's play until a noisy one-shoed giant stomps by and a giantess sobs that she's lost her baby, "Boo-hoo-hoo." Is it finally time to shout "peekaboo"?

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

Another hit for the toddler set!;-) Read full review

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User Review  - Shelli - Goodreads

A baby goes on an adventure in a shoe.... yeah that is about the nicest part of the book. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Joyce Dunbar is the author of more than seventy books for children, including the bestselling TELL ME SOMETHING HAPPY BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP. She says, "I wanted to write a book for my daughter to illustrate. I tried to think of all the things she loves to draw shoes, animals, birds, giants, babies and to write a text that had the nonsensical exuberance of a nursery rhyme. But this cannot be forced. For six years I was stuck halfway through. Then one gray day in November, the rest of it just plopped onto the page. It had been there all the time!" Joyce Dunbar lives in Norwich, England.

Polly Dunbar is the author-illustrator of DOG BLUE and FLYAWAY KATIE, which KIRKUS REVIEWS called "a joyous cure for a case of the doldrums. . . exuberant, to say the least." Polly Dunbar says, "SHOE BABY is the first book I have illustrated for my mum. It was great fun to do, as it is such a fantastical story and has so many exciting things to draw. Also I love shoes!" Polly Dunbar lives and works in London.