The Red Shoes

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Simply Read Books, Jul 15, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 36 pages
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A little girl needs new shoes. There are hundreds of pairs of shoes in the shoe store, but they're all the same dull brown or grey — all except one pair. They’re red. Bright red. Fire engine red! And they’re exactly what the little girl wants. But how can she convince her mother and the skeptical sales clerk? Simple, lyrical text and charming watercolor illustrations combine to create a delightful picture book that shows how bright, colorful things can lift one’s spirits. Set in the 1960s, this book also shows young readers the fashions of the era.

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User Review  - abreck2 - LibraryThing

I love the story, “The Red Shoes!” My favorite thing about this book is the author’s use of similes, metaphors, and personification. The author does a great job of makings things that aren’t alive ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

Interesting homage to materialism. I guess the fact is that most people do find their spirits lifted by a little special something, though, so we might as well acknowledge it. Beautifully written verse and illustration design. Read full review


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Spires works as a multimedia artist creating everything from websites to finger-puppets.

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