Baby Shoes

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, May 2, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Baby loves his brand-new white shoes, taking them all over the neighborhood while his frantic mom chases behind him. But he just can't resist stomping through puddles, squishing fallen plums, and dancing in fresh paint. It isn't long before those white, high-jumping, fast-running shoes are speckled and spotted with every color of the rainbow. Dashka Slater's delightful, rhythmic text and Hiroe Nakata's jaunty illustrations are the perfect match for this playful tale of fun, sun, and fabulous shoes!


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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

What happens when an active toddler gets a pair of brand-new shows? Lots! Mama lets Baby chose new shoes "white as light" with a "stripe of blue." The swell new white shoes are so "high-jumping, fast ... Read full review

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My grandchildren just turned two and have fallen in love with this book. They love that they can partake in the rhyming and expressions "Baby says uh-oh, mama says oh-no" and will bring this book to me time and time again to read over....and over.....and over.....this book is a must have in your toddler's collection. 

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About the author (2006)

Dashka Slater is the author of the picture book Firefighters in the Dark. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and son. Baby Shoes was inspired by her son's first pair of shoes, which stayed white only a few minutes longer than the ones in this story.

Hiroe Nakata has illustrated several picture books for children. This is her first book for Bloomsbury. Originally from Japan, she lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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