Whose Shoes?


Play along with a mouse who puts herself in everyone else’s shoes.

Whose shoes go jump, skippity, hop?
Whose shoes go glump, glomp, clomp?
Whose shoes go creep, sneak, squeak?

Take a guess, then lift the flaps to find out!

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Play along with a mouse who puts herself in everyone else’s shoes.

Whose shoes go jump, skippity, hop?
Whose shoes go glump, glomp, clomp?
Whose shoes go creep, sneak, squeak?

Take a guess, then lift the flaps to find out!

A mouse tries on the shoes of various family members, from Daddy's great big clompy shoes and Mommy's clappy high-heeled shoes to those of Brother and Baby, but only one pair is just right. Features fold-out illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Our sprightly heroine, an anthropomorphic mouse, tries on a series of different shoes, then challenges us to guess the owner of each. We lift the flap for a picture of the answer. From the "great big clompy shoes" that belong to daddy down to the tiny baby's, she tries them all on until she finds the "snappy just-right shoes" she can "jump, skippity hop!" in, her very own Mary Janes. The animated watercolor and pen-and-ink drawings are loaded with her personality. Pham puts this self-assured young female in honest situations—admiring herself in a mirror; reading a comic book; dancing with glee, with minimal scenery, for the younger readers' delight in guessing the answer to the question and then, perhaps, trying it out for themselves. 2001, Harcourt, $14.00. Ages 2 to 5. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-A young mouse tries on the shoes of various members of her family. On the first page she is wearing "great big clompy shoes" that make the sound "glump, glomp, clomp!" Readers lift the flap to find that they are "Daddy's shoes!" Next she wears tippy, red high-heels that make the sound "clop, clip, clap!" These are her mother's shoes. And so it goes. This well-written story features sounds and rhymes that will entertain youngsters and have them chiming right along. The pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations feature bright colors and a cartoon style. The artwork adds comic details to the story. The images of the mouse gleefully dancing, hopping, and prancing her way through the book will also be appreciated. A shoo-in for toddler time.-Anne Parker, Milton Public Library, MA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Child Magazine
A Child Magazine Best Book of 2001 Pick

A little mouse gleefully plays dress-up, trying on each member of her family's shoes until she finally settles on her own "snappy just-right shoes, snuggy shoes, not-tight shoes." Nimble wordplay sets a lively pace, while gatefold pages lift to reveal answers to the recurring "Whose shoes?" refrain.

Kirkus Reviews
With exuberant rhymes and clever illustrations, this lively guessing game taps into children's love of shoes and dress-up play. Bouncy verses describe the various types of shoes a little girl wears and onomatopoetic verses and the accompanying illustrations provide readers with clues for the correct answers. Hines's (Pieces, 2001, etc.) verses beg to be read with a suitable theatrical flourish for maximum effect: "When I wear these / clappy high-heeled shoes, / tippy shoes, slippy shoes . . . / I go / clop, clip, clap!" Readers can lift the flap of the gatefolds to reveal the answer to the title's question. From father's "clompy" footwear to the baby's booties, everyone's shoes are put on for a twirl, until the narrator finds the "snappy just-right shoes" that are her own. The pen-and-ink watercolors have a winsome, old-fashioned feel to them. The protagonist is an impish young female mouse who irreverently invades her brother's box of comic books clearly marked "Don't Touch" and happily dresses up as mom and dad. Wonderfully wry touches fill the illustrations with humor: father's tie has a Swiss cheese motif, a spool with two needles and some intertwined thread forms the family-room chair, brother's bed is (what else?) an old box for matches with match-stick posts, and more. A merry read-aloud romp. (Picture book. 2-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780152017736
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 36
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.14 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

ANNA GROSSNICKLE HINES is the author of more than thirty-five books for children, many of which she also illustrated. She lives in Gualala, California.

LEUYEN PHAM is the illustrator of Can You Do This, Old Badger? and Little Badger, Terror of the Seven Seas. She lives in Pasadena, California.

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