What Can You Do with an Old Red Shoe? (Hardcover)

A Green Activity Book About Reuse

By Anna Alter, Anna Alter (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805082906, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 2009

List Price: 16.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


What can Ruby do with her old red shoe? Use it as a planter for pansies! In this “green” craft book, children can appreciate that recycling is a part of everyday life, and with a little creativity, exciting projects are only a few steps away. Turn a worn flip-flop into an art stamp, a ripped shower curtain into an apron, and an old T-shirt into a pillow. These activities are just a few of the many crafts to be explored.  With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions, this interactive book will challenge kids to come up with clever recycling ideas of their own.

About the Author

ANNA ALTER has written and illustrated several children's book, including "Estelle and Lucy." She is also the illustrator of "The Purple Ribbon." Anna studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design, worked as a preschool teacher for several years, and now teaches children's book illustration at Montserrat College of Art. She lives in Boston.

Praise For What Can You Do with an Old Red Shoe?: A Green Activity Book About Reuse

Praise for WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH AN OLD RED SHOE?: “From its namesake red-shoe planter to a ripped-shower-curtain apron, Alter seeks to instill a desire to help the environment.”—USA Today “This is a great choice for environmental units and a valuable resource for parents interested in teaching their children about reuse at home.”—School Library Journal “Recycling becomes lots of fun in this sprightly activity book… what really makes this a standout is Alter’s adorable artwork featuring a coterie of animals at work and play.”—Booklist