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New Shoes

illustrated by Chris Raschka


About the Book

Two-time Caldecott Medalist and New York Times–bestselling picture book creator Chris Raschka pays tribute to one of the most quintessential events of childhood—getting new shoes—in this boldly illustrated and inspiring book for the youngest reader.

When a young child discovers a hole in a sneaker, mother and child embark on a big childhood adventure—a trip to the store to pick out new shoes.

From having feet measured and making a selection to finally showing off the new shoes to a friend, this momentous child moment is treated with respect, excitement, and page-turning energy in a wonderfully age-appropriate picture book.

Caldecott Medalist and New York Times–bestselling picture book creator Chris Raschka joyfully captures the event from the child’s point of view. New Shoes is a preschool classic in the making.

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Critical Praise

“Raschka takes a common experience and personalizes it by employing the visual perspective of a young child...the page design, along with the loose, amiable watercolor-and-gouache illustrations, elevates the book. Vibrant and full of energy, the pictures fully engage the reader as a participant in the story.” —Booklist

“Raschka’s loose line and bright watercolor-and-gouache edge-to-edge illustrations are lively and sweet, perfectly suited to his subject. A delightfully important adventure for a very small person.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Raschka’s clever visual perspective takes this outing from solid to superb...a delightful, somewhat Mr. Rogers-esque introduction and celebration of a small but significant life activity.”  —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“The watercolor and gouache illustrations in Raschka’s signature loose style give a child’s-eye view of each phase of shoe-shopping. ...Raschka focuses on small moments of ordinary life that become significant: in this case, a young child who still needs help from adults practices self-reliance and makes independent choices.” —Horn Book Magazine

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062657527
  • ISBN 10: 0062657526
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 05/01/2018
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price: 21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
  • BISAC2: JUVENILE FICTION / Clothing & Dress
  • BISAC3: JUVENILE FICTION / Health & Daily Living / Daily Activities

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