If the Shoe Fits (Hardcover)

By Gary Soto, Terry Widener (Illustrator)

Putnam Juvenile, 9780399234200, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 18, 2002

List Price: 17.99*
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Rigo doesn't like being the youngest brother. He always has to wear his big brothers' hand-me-downs. Plus, his brothers-Hector, Manuel, and Carlos-always seem to lose buttons, rip holes, and wear the clothes out before they get to Rigo! But Rigo's luck changes on his birthday when his mom gives him a pair of shoes. He loves them for their shine and style, but most of all he loves them because they are brand-new. After he outgrows the shoes, and trades them to his uncle for old Mexican centavos, Rigo learns that some hand-me-downs are better than brand-new.