Monday, December 27, 2010

Book Review- Shoe-la-la!

By Karen Beaumont
Illlustrated by LeUyen Pham
Published by Scholastic Press
To Be Released on January 2011
Ages 4-8
Source- Scholastic
5 stars- A Must Have

Meet four girls who love shoes: SHOE-LA-LA!

"Shoes with zippers, Shoes with straps,

Shoes with buckles, Shoes with taps." (quoted from Goodreads).

This is a fantastic book for young readers! My little girl absolutely loves this story, as it's full of cute illustrations, shoes, glitter and has colors she loves. This fun quick read engages little girls as 4 friends go about dressing up and can't find the right shoes, that is until they discover they can make their own just the way they like them. With it's wonderful rhyming words, girls playing dress up and pink cover, make it a must have!

What I love about this fantastic read is that the little girls are in search of the perfect shoes, and in the end realize the best pair of shoes they can find are the ones they decorate themselves. I think this sends a powerful message to young minds to be proud of their uniqueness and creativity. It's a fun read to whisked away into with it's make believe, dressing up with friends and being crafty. This is a must have for all little girls!
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~