Shoes for Me

Shoes for Me


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Feet got bigger, heel to toe. Time for new shoes. Off we go!

Hippo needs new shoes. Maybe she’ll choose shoes with glitter and jewels or shoes that roll on wheels or shoes with bows. There are so many choices! Will Hippo find the perfect pair? Endearing graphite-and-ink illustrations by Mike Laughead show that choosing a new pair of shoes has never been more fun!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761458258
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 02/15/2011
Pages: 24
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD400L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

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Shoes for Me 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
debnance on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Hippo needs new shoes. Her mom lets her choose the ones she wants. After she tries on every pair in the store, Hippo finally finds the shoes she likes.A fun rhyming story with a girly-girl hippo as a main character.¿Shoes with buttons, shoes with bows. Shoes that show my wiggly toes.Shoes for swimming, shoes that squeak. Finding shoes could take all week!¿
jenniferbogart on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When a young hippo grows out of her shoes her mother takes her on a shopping expedition to choose her very own pair (with some limitations of course). Written in flawless rhyming prose, Sue Fliess¿ Shoes For Me! Is so reminiscent of trips to the shoe store with my young daughters.Anyone with little girls will completely relate to the hippo¿s wild enthusiasm for trying on every pair of shoes in the store. From flip-flops to roller shoes and everything in between, it seems like the perfect pair of shoes will never be found! We too have left a long trail of discarded pairs of shoes in our wake while shopping, and my three shoe-loving daughters love this whimsical and truly delightful children¿s picture book.They have spent hours pouring over Mike Laugheads colorful illustrations of different shoe types, ¿I like this one.¿ ¿No, I like this one!¿ The competition is particularly fierce as to who will claim the sparkly, pink, and purple shoes, though some of the more unusual pairs have also elicited squeals of delight and questions to mom about what kinds of shoes these are exactly. (I¿m sure they are wondering where WE could buy a pair of many of them.)I¿m not sure what it is about little girls and shoes, but Fliess certainly has their fascination and indecisiveness nailed in this charming book.Reviewed at
AmiSegna More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books you instantly want to schedule for a story time. The short, snappy rhymes and attractive illustrations make it a natural read-aloud, whether for a child on your lap or a group sitting in front of you. Children will enjoy bits such as "Fuzzy, furry - shoes that quack? I'm no duck. Please put those back." while parents will smile as they recognize the upturned nose and crossed arms greeting Mom's attempts to get a decision made. Looking forward to sharing this with my 2yo, who doesn't mind being butt-naked as long as she has shoes on - preferably someone else's!