PreS-Gr 1-A bouncy, rhyming text captures a little girl's delight at getting new shoes. On her way to the store with her mother, she looks at all of the different kinds of shoes that people wear. After she selects her "Red and shiny new shoes," she leaves the store with a huge smile, hugging the box to her chest. Then home she goes, eager to wear them to a party. The final page shows the child standing and smiling with her hands on her hips, effectively capturing the pride a youngster feels with a pair of shiny, new shoes. The vibrant, childlike gouache illustrations reflect the little girl's excitement and the very young tone of the text. With her short bangs, pinprick eyes, and ever-present smile, she is a delight as she ponders her choices. For storytime or lap-time sharing, this is a perfect preschool read-aloud.-Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.