Which Shoes Would You Choose?

Which Shoes Would You Choose?

by Betsy Rosenthal, Nancy Cote
     
 

Sherman loves shoes!

But which shoes are appropriate for his day?

?Does Sherman wear skates when he goes out to eat? Of course not!

Dress shoes look great on his feet.?

Tying your shoes is an essential concept that kids learn at a young age. But understanding which shoe should be worn for which occasion is an equally important lesson. After all,

Overview

Sherman loves shoes!

But which shoes are appropriate for his day?

?Does Sherman wear skates when he goes out to eat? Of course not!

Dress shoes look great on his feet.?

Tying your shoes is an essential concept that kids learn at a young age. But understanding which shoe should be worn for which occasion is an equally important lesson. After all, you can't wear your roller skates in the bathtub, or your slippers to go mountain climbing!

With a wonderful blend of vibrant artwork and playful text, this perfect read-aloud is written in a pageturning, question-and-answer format that is sure to tickle the toes of even the youngest readers.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
The questions are sure to garner responses from individual children or story hour crowds.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—A rhymed text forms simple riddles about what type of shoes Sherman wears, depending on where he is going or what he is doing. The answers are on the following pages. For example, "Does Sherman wear flip-flops/when he hikes over rocks?/Of course not!/Hiking boots with a thick pair of socks." The child also wears galoshes, slippers, tennis shoes, and flippers. How would such a story end? Sherman goes to bed with bare feet. The soft, friendly illustrations make this a perfect book to share with children. It is a joyful exercise in learning the different names for footgear with fun rhymes and delightful art. A great choice to help expand growing vocabularies.—Linda Staskus, Parma Regional Library, OH
Kirkus Reviews
Sherman is a young boy with many shoes, but not all of them fit every occasion. "Which shoes does Sherman choose / to go shelling at the shore?" A turn of the page reveals: "He wears flip-flops so his feet won't get sore." Sherman's shoe collection includes skates, flippers, tennis shoes, sneakers, hiking boots, dress shoes, slippers and galoshes. Cote's gouache-and-watercolor pencil illustrations are sure to appeal to her intended audience-Sherman is full of personality, and the situations he finds himself in are ones that readers will find either already familiar or will want to try out. All the footwear choices are illustrated on the cover and endpapers for readers' reference. While the scansion of the rhymes is a little off at times, it remains an enjoyable book for sharing, especially useful for that stubborn childhood stage when one pair of shoes becomes a particular favorite. (Picture book. 3-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399250132
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/15/2010
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.41(d)
Lexile:
AD500L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Betsy R. Rosenthal lives in Los Angeles, California.

Nancy Cote lives in Somerset, Massachusetts.

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