There’s only one thing Dylan wants: frog boots! But what happens when this little boy discovers they’re meant for . . . girls? School shopping is no fun for Dylan—until he spots a pair of boots decorated with poison-dart frogs. They’re so cool that he even wears them to bed, where he discovers they glow in the dark! He can’t wait to wear them to class. But before he can show them off in circle time, a kid exclaims: “Ms. Kory, that boy’s wearing girl boots.” And, suddenly, when everyone’s laughing at him, the boots don’t seem so wonderful anymore. Will he ever want to wear them again? A timely story about embracing what you love, staying true to yourself, and defying stereotypes.
About the Author
Jill Esbaum has written many popular Sterling titles, including Frankenbunny, Teeny Tiny Toady, Elwood Bigfoot, and If a T. Rex Crashes Your Birthday Party. Jill lives in Dixon, IA. Learn more at jillesbaum.com and picturebookbuilders.com. Joshua Heinsz received his BFA in Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design, and MFA in Illustration Practice from Maryland Institute College of Art. He lives in Chicago.