The popular little tyke with a taste for adventure is back in this feel-good picture book about getting new shoes. When Caillou's shoes start to hurt his feet, he and Mommy realize he's gotten too big for them. Caillou doesn't like having to wear rubber boots all the way to the shoe store, but once there he's soon awestruck over the selection of footwear. After making an accidental mess of boots on the floor, Caillou gets his feet measured by the salesman, who suggests a snazzy pair of green ones. The happy customer is pleased as punch with his fast running shoes (they even match Mommy's) and gets to test out their speed on the way home. A great lesson for children about growing, this lighthearted read even includes a sturdy growth chart poster in the back. Every experience is first-rate fun with Caillou around.
Marion Johnson is the author of Caillou in the Garden, Caillou Learns to Skate, Caillou: The Circus Parade, and Caillou: The School Bus. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. Eric Sévigny is a graphic artist and the illustrator of numerous Caillou titles, such as Caillou: Every Drop Counts, Caillou: Happy Holidays, and Caillou Puts Away His Toys. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.