Baby Shoes (Hardcover)

By Dashka Slater, Hiroe Nakata (Illustrator)

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 9781582346847, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 2, 2006

Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (1/8/2019)
Board book (5/1/2008)

List Price: 16.95*
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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 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. www.dashkaslater.comHiroe Nakata has illustrated several picture books for children. This is her first book for Bloomsbury. Originally from Japan, she lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.