New Shoes!

New Shoes!

by Dorothy Corey, Dora Leder, Ann Fay

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3 Corey reveals to young listeners a child who has one thing on her mind: new shoes. The strength of the story is that Corey is able to capture the singleness of her character's desire. Her style, however, is not polished. She does not make adequate transitions between shifts in verb tense, and she is not successful in creating the thoughts or conversations of her character. Thus, her character does not come to life. The book does not provide any new insight or exposure to vivid language. Leder's illustrations, which alternate between full color and black and white, appear in no consistent form. Some are single page, some are double page, some are framed in a pencil line and some just run into the natural boundaries of the individual page. The layout of text and illustration is so unpredictable that it appears to be haphazard. New Shoes! will not encourage youngsters to return to these pages to make new discoveries. Shelley G. McNamara, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illnois, Urbana

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Whitman, Albert & Company
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4 - 7 Years

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