Those Shoes Paperback – Picture Book, 9 June 2009
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'In this witty, wise picture book Boelts presents a kids-eye view of a consumer fad that rages through school at gale force.'– BCCB (starred review).
Also by Maribeth Boelts and Noah Z. Jones
'Maribeth Boelts's A Bike Like Sergio's honestly, lyrically captures the heat, sweat and rollercoaster nature of a child's ethical dilemma. Noah Z. Jones's watercolor, pen and ink artwork has a free and sketchy style, expressive and thoroughly charming. A true stand-out from the author-illustrator team behind Those Shoes.'
—Shelf Awareness for Readers.
--Kirkus Reviews Maribeth Boelts has a good eye for how the shoes bestow value at school and how Jeremy feels wearing an uncool pair. Much to discuss, especially in the ending.
--Chicago Tribune Whether children are on the shoe-owning or the shoe-envying side of the economic line, they can sympathize with Jeremy and rejoice in the way he eventually resolves his problem with his too-small shoes.
--The Horn Book Jones' autumn-toned illustrations wonderfully complement Boelts' sweet-natured main characters and non-didactic life lesson.
--Booklist A wonderful story of sharing, this important book conveys what is most important in life.
--Kendal Rautzhan's "Books to Borrow, Books to Buy" column A touching story about how a life short on money can be big on love, good values, and friendship.
--Young Children Maribeth Boelts introduces young readers to [a] complex issue with kindness and finesse.
--Grand Rapids Press In this witty, wise picture book Boelts presents a kids-eye view of a consumer fad that rages through school at gale force.
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (starred review) A poignant, thought-provoking book.
--School Library Journal A contemporary urban story that shows the spirit of sharing with economy of language and superior craftsmanship.
--Contra Costa Times Peer pressure, overwhelming desire, and the acceptance of what is really needed are played out in this story that is duplicated in schools around the country.
--Library Media Connection
About the Author
- Language : English
- Paperback : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0763642843
- ISBN-13 : 978-0763642846
- Reading age : 5 - 8 years
- Best Sellers Rank: 48,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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