Shoemaker Extraordinaireby Steve Light
Hans Crispin is no ordinary shoemaker. He's a shoemaker extraordinaire! And his shoes are extraordinary, too. When he arrives in a village, the locals quickly discover that Hans's shoes can make them taller...or more confident...or peppier! Everybody is happyexcept the village cobbler. No one wants his ordinary shoes anymore, so he send Hans to a new customer: a hungry giant! The giant thinks Hans looks pretty tasty, but soon the shoemaker extraordinaire has changed even his outlook: the giant becomes taller, more confident, peppierand he has an exciting new life in the village.
Steve Light has illustrated his inspired original tale with bright collages using paper hand-printed with the soles of shoes.
About the Author:
Steve Light is a designer and illustrator as well as a preschool art teacher. In a pointer review, Kirkus called his debut book Puss in Boots, "fresh and full of energy." He lives and works in New York City.
Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
- Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 9.32(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.32(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
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This book is great for teachers to do work with children and shoes.The authors note tells how you can print the bottoms of old shoes.The illustrations are inspirering [with lots to discover with multiple readings] and the story is a wonderful timeless but modern folktale.