First I want to say that I did not pick this book.
No. The fancy lovin' child picked it out.
And I was quite skeptical!
So take note: Shoe-la-la! (c. 2011) by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by LeUyen Pham made it to Read Me A Story!
Let me tell you why . . .
. . . the-child-who-picked-it sat down and read it to the youngest as soon as we got home.
To any ordinary blog reader, this is of little consequence. However, I had to "beg, borrow, and steal" to hear my child read. So when the-child-who-would-not-read was transported into the-child-that-actually-can-read through proof of this book . . . well I knew it was a keeper.
Think of Dr. Seussish rhyming rhythms:
Shoes with zippers,
Shoes with straps,
Shoes with buckles,
Shoes with taps.
collaborated with a love for all that's fancy and frilly:
|It's difficult to see here, but the street-post reads Hightop and Oxford.|
and you have Shoe-la-la! Enjoy!