“Amazing Adventures in Shelby’s Shoes is a sweet and funny story that offers a valuable life lesson to any child: Believe in yourself; you can be anything you want to be. As Shelby instantly transforms herself by changing her shoes, children feel it’s okay to ‘try on’ different interests and activities to see what is the ‘best fit’ for them. Shelby’s Shoes also sends the message to parents that allowing our children to pursue a variety of interests gives them the freedom and autonomy to make their own empowered choices, and thrive once they find the ‘perfect fit’. Shelby and her adventures are delightfully brought to life through the fun, unique, and engaging artwork of illustrator, Veronica Castle.”
(Jenifer Gershman, author of Where Did Mommy’s Superpowers Go? Helping Kids Understand a Parent’s Serious Illness and Mom’s Choice Award Winner / Blog URL - www.tinyurl.com/mommypower / To purchase - www.tinyurl.com/buymommypower)
“Kids will enjoy sharing Shelby’s adventure as she tries on different personas and, like Shelby, realize in the end that they can do anything (they want to do) and be anyone (they want to be) if they really try”!
(Sandra McLeod Humphrey, Retired Clinical Psychologist and Award-Winning Children's Author / Character Education Consultant at Kids Can Do It, LLC / Blog – Character Books for Kids)
"In Amazing Adventures in Shelby’s Shoes, the author has created a delightful combination of fun rhyme and great imagination. The story teaches children that no matter where their inspirations may take them, there is always that possibility of dreams coming true, especially if the desire for them to happen is strong enough. This is a story children of all ages will enjoy!"
(Renee Hand, Award-Winning Author of Children’s Interactive Mysteries / Speaker)
|Publisher:||Crimson Cloak Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.10(d)|
|Age Range:||2 - 8 Years|
About the Author
An alumnus of West Virginia University with a Master's degree in English, Education, and Library Science, Melissa resides happily in Morgantown, WV with her husband and family.
Veronica Castle lives in the high Pennines of northern England.
Table of Contents
AMAZING ADVENTURES IN SHELBY’S SHOES 4 Girl Power: Empowering Children to Reach for the Stars 28 Glossary 36 References for Amazing Adventures in Shelby’s Shoes 43
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Kristen Van Kampen for Readers' Favorite Amazing Adventures in Shelby's Shoes by Melissa Harker Ridenour is a creative children's book about a young girl named Shelby. One day, Shelby had a cold, and wasn't allowed to go outside to play. Instead, she goes through her mother's closet and plays dress up with her mother's clothes. She finds lots of different shoes, like ballet shoes, cowgirl boots, and hiking boots. Shelby tries on each shoe, and has different adventures. She becomes an astronaut, a cowgirl, a golfer, and a famous movie star. What kind of adventures will Shelby have next in her shoes? I really enjoyed reading Amazing Adventures in Shelby's Shoes by Melissa Harker Ridenour. The book is very well written and the rhyming is very well done. The book is well developed and thought out. The story is inspirational, and it teaches children that you can be anything if you are determined enough. This book will bring a smile to children's faces as they read it. The book was really creative, and it was cool to see what Shelby would imagine next. The characters are very likeable, because Shelby is very imaginative. The pictures by Veronica Castle are colourful and depict each scene, and each adventure, very well. The pictures of Shelby's dog are adorable. Parents will enjoy reading this book to their child, and children will want to read this book over and over again. I would definitely recommend this book to all young readers.