Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes
By Sujean Rim (Illustrator)
(Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316044707, 40pp.)
Publication Date: September 2009
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Birdie carefully slipped her little toes into one shoe,
then slid into the other.
She looked at herself in the mirror...
Birdie can't wait to be just like her mom. She loves wearing jewelry, spritzing perfume bottles, and dressing up in front of the mirror. But more than anything, Birdie fantasizes about her mother's fancy high-heels. She can't wait to try them on and do all the things she likes to do wearing beautiful "big-girl shoes."
Little girls will love walking with Birdie as she spends a day in her mother's shoes, but in the end they may find that, like Birdie, they like their "barefoot shoes" best of all.
With playful watercolors and clever textured cut-paper designs, this precious picture book will speak to every little girl who longs to be a "big-girl".
Sujean Rim is best known for her signature watercolor designs on the popular DailyCandy Web site. Originally a shoe and accessory designer, Sujean has been commissioned by clients including Tiffany & Co., Barneys, Elle Decor, and Target. She illustrated the DAILY CANDY A to Z: Insider's Guide to the Sweet Life and The Daily Candy Lexicon book, and she has designed a number of book covers. She lives with her husband in New York. Visit her online at www.sujeanrim.com.