Here are shoes to skate in, shoes to skip in, shoes to turn a double flip in . . . all worn by four tousle-headed active young children. Illustrations keep all the action with the skippers, divers, and doers. Story hour groups will be checking out each other's footwear after hearing this rollicking rhyming paean to shoes. SLJ.
A Reading Rainbow SelectionChildren's Books of 1986 (Library of Congress)
About the Author
Elizabeth Winthrop is the author of books for all ages. The "Battle for the Castle" was nominated for several state awards, the "The Castle in the Attic," a prequel to "The Battle for the Castle," was nominated for twenty-four state awards and won the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award, the California Young Reader's Medal, and was named a Children's Choice by the International Reading Association.
William Joyce lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, with his lovely wife, Elizabeth, and their children, Mary Katherine and Jack. They also have a dachshund named Rose and something else named Rex. Mr. Joyce has produced two animated television shows based on his books: Rolie Polie Olie and George Shrinks. He also produced and designed the animated feature film Robots. Every once in a while he does a cover for The New Yorker. His alarmingly optimistic picture books include Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo, Santa Calls, The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs, and Bently & Egg.He is currently futzing around on several books and stories that embrace the alleged healing power of heroically scaled silliness.