Candlewick, Hardcover, 9780763627799, 40pp.
Publication Date: July 12, 2005
Acclaimed author Joyce Dunbar teams up with an exciting new talent — her illustrator daughter, Polly — for this singsong tale of a baby who takes to the sea, the air, and the shops — in a shoe!
There once was a baby
Who lived in a shoe
And had learned how to say,
"How do you do?"
For one adventurous baby, there's no limit to the places you can go when using a shoe as a mode of transportation. Sailing by dolphins, tootling to the zoo, flying with birds, even sipping tea with the queen are all in a day's play — until a noisy one-shoed giant stomps by and a giantess sobs that she's lost her baby, "Boo-hoo-hoo." Is it finally time to shout "peekaboo"?
Polly Dunbar is the author-illustrator of DOG BLUE and FLYAWAY KATIE, which KIRKUS REVIEWS called "a joyous cure for a case of the doldrums. . . exuberant, to say the least." Polly Dunbar says, "SHOE BABY is the first book I have illustrated for my mum. It was great fun to do, as it is such a fantastical story and has so many exciting things to draw. Also -- I love shoes!" Polly Dunbar lives and works in London.