Baby Shoes (padded board book) (Board book)

By Dashka Slater, Hiroe Nakata (Illustrator)

Bloomsbury Children's Books, 9781547601158, 26pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (5/1/2008)
Hardcover (5/2/2006)

List Price: 9.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Rediscover acclaimed author Dashka Slater's joyful picture book about a baby on the go--now in a padded book form!

Baby loves his brand-new white shoes, taking them all over the neighborhood while his frantic mom chases behind him. But he just can't resist stomping through puddles, squishing fallen plums, and dancing in fresh paint. It isn't long before those white, high-jumping, fast-running shoes are speckled and spotted with every color of the rainbow.

Dashka Slater's delightful, rhythmic text and Hiroe Nakata's sweet, jaunty illustrations are the perfect match for this playful tale of fun, sun, and fabulous shoes!

About the Author

Dashka Slater is the author of the picture book Firefighters in the Dark. She lives in Oakland, California, with her husband and son. Baby Shoes was inspired by her son’s first pair of shoes, which stayed white only a few minutes longer than the ones in this story.

Hiroe Nakata has illustrated many picture books for children. Originally from Japan, she lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For Baby Shoes (padded board book)

“With a buoyant tone in both verse and illustrations, this book will be a fine addition to story hours and, given young children's affinity for shoes, a great conversation starter.” —Booklist

“The smooth-flowing text contains wonderful repetitive phrases. The watercolor illustrations are warm and inviting and the expressions on the characters' faces are particularly delightful. A grand choice for one-on-one sharing, as well as for storytime.” —School Library Journal

“Lighthearted multi-hued watercolor illustrations show an exuberant Baby doing everything a wee boy will do when he's got spiffy new shoes. Fast-moving rhyme and playful illustrations invite kids on the go to scuff, scrape and have a blast breaking them in.” —Kirkus Reviews