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Shoe Shoe Baby

Shoe Shoe Baby

by Bernard Lodge, Katherine Lodge
     
 
Shoe Shoe Baby comes from a great family of shoe-mad shoe people and owns a shoe store that is named after her. From bouncy ballet shoes to super-secret spy shoes, Shoe Shoe's got the shoe for you! With colorful, wacky illustrations and a very readable, lyrical text, the father-daughter team of Bernard and Katherine Lodge take young readers and shoe fanatics through

Overview

Shoe Shoe Baby comes from a great family of shoe-mad shoe people and owns a shoe store that is named after her. From bouncy ballet shoes to super-secret spy shoes, Shoe Shoe's got the shoe for you! With colorful, wacky illustrations and a very readable, lyrical text, the father-daughter team of Bernard and Katherine Lodge take young readers and shoe fanatics through a week's worth of silliness.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The title of this flighty and flippant paper-over-board volume by a father-daughter team refers to both the narrator and her shoe store. "Hello! My name is Shoe Shoe Baby. I come from a great family of shoe mad, shoe people," she remarks, before introducing seven customers (one for each day of the week). Homesick for "the sun and the sea and the waving palms," Conchita from Costa Rica is thrilled with her new footwear: platform shoes decorated with tropical images, including miniature palm trees sprouting from the toes (" ` Ay fant stico!' she cried for joy. `Shoes with a view!' "). A ballerina who longs to leap higher, a boy who wants to be taller than his older brother and a cowboy in search of "some speedy boots" also number among the clients that the heroine outfits with outlandish foot gear. Laced with quirky details, the vividly hued, stylized art delivers some comical images (Shoe Shoe Baby's store and bed are both shoe-shaped). Yet the author stretches the concept a bit too thin and interjects obvious word play into his narrative, which may strike readers as more hokey than clever. Ages 5-8. (Sept.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Shoe Shoe Baby is a member of a shoe loving family who owns the most unusual shoe store ever. They have just the right shoes for the pickiest people you can imagine. Shoe Shoe relates this story in her own words and gives a week's worth of examples to illustrate some shoe fetishes. For instance, on Friday, Cocomo, the clown is looking for something to make children laugh again. Shoe Shoe sells him some wacky duck shoes that quack when you walk. The wackiness continues in the colorful, primitive-like drawings that fill each page. The text is a play on words and sounds, so appealing to pre-readers. The layout is a bit unexpected itself. Youngsters will enjoy this unusual book. 2000, Random House,
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Shoe Shoe Baby comes from a long line of "shoe mad" people. Her grandma made clogs from logs and a cousin, Horseshoe Hogan, designed footwear for horses. Shoe Shoe Baby runs a shop that sells every imaginable kind of shoe. This story tells of her encounters with seven customers including the ballerina Popova, whose tired toes need slippers with springs, and five-year-old Bill, who realizes his desire to be big via a pair of stilts. Lodge's cartoon paintings are bright and busy and full of exuberant details. A clown wearing a shirt decorated with toothy grins takes a pratfall across two pages as his huge duck shoes shout out "quack," and Tex from New Mex rides off wearing a pair of bronco boots that are a weird blend of hot rod, motorcycle, and horse. The placement of the bold type often aids in moving the eye around the pages. The story is mildly amusing yet doesn't come up to the level of the wacky illustrations. The ending is rather flat-footed as Shoe Shoe dreams about a lovely barefoot island before waking up to open shop. Fun to look at but not a first purchase.-Karen James, Louisville Free Public Library, KY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Jen Nessel
Lodge's tone is awfully silly and just right. His daughter's illustrations are dotty, friendly and full of imagination. The shoe-filled endpapers alone are worth the price of admission. Shoe Shoe Baby celebrates the sheer love of shoes and has no deeper purpose than to amuse, which it does splendidly.
New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375810848
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
08/12/2000
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 12.55(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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