What Can You Do With a Shoe?

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Aladdin, Jul 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Celebrated Caldecott Medal artist Sendak reworks his original illustrations in this famous picture book that replies to questions with both serious and silly answers for imaginative play with young children. Full-color illustrations.

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Review: What Can You Do With a Shoe?

User Review  - Edmund Davis-Quinn - Goodreads

Cute but very thin. It was okay. Read full review

Review: What Can You Do With a Shoe?

User Review  - Elizabeth S - Goodreads

Warning: do not read if you are not able to enjoy pure silliness. What is the silliest thing you can do with a shoe? A chair? A cup? No matter how silly you are, this book could give you a few ideas. Not to mention that with pictures by Maurice Sendak, how can you go wrong? Read full review


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About the author (2001)

Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York. While in high school, he worked part time as an illustrator for All-American Comics adapting the Mutt and Jeff newspaper comic strip to a comic book format. His first professional illustrations were for a physics textbook, Atomics for the Millions, published in 1947. He later worked as a window-display director for F.A.O. Schwartz while attending night school at the Art Students League. In 1950, he illustrated his first children's book The Wonderful Farm by Marcel Aymé. He wrote his first children's book Kenny's Window in 1956 and went on to become a prolific author-illustrator. His works include Chicken Soup with Rice; In the Night Kitchen; Outside Over There; Higglety Pigglety Pop; The Sign on Rosie's Door; We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy; Brundibar; Bumble Ardy; and My Brother's Book. He received numerous awards including the Caldecott medal for Where The Wild Things Are in 1964, the Hans Christian Andersen International Medal in 1970, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and the National Medal of Arts in 1996. Characters from two of his books were the basis of an animated television special, Really Rosie, which first aired in 1975. He was also the set designer and lyricist for a subsequent off-Broadway musical of the same title. He was the lyricist, as well as the set and costume designer, for the original production of an opera based on Where The Wild Things Are in 1980. In addition, he has designed sets and costumes for performances of operas by Mozart, Prokofiev, and other classical composers. He died due to complications from a recent stroke on May 8, 2012 at the age of 83.

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