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Emily’s Shoes (Joan Cottle)

on December 9, 2011

Emily's shoes

Emily’s Shoes by Joan Cottle

Age: Beginning reader (Pre-K to K)

Children’s Press, 1999 / 31 pages

Find this book at your local library

When her mother tells Emily “its time” Emily’s puts on different pairs of shoes for the different activities she may be doing.

This is a great book for preschoolers and kindergartener. The photos are really well done and do a fantastic job of bringing to life the activity associated with each shoe; soccer cleats for the game, or bunny slippers for the sleepover.

There is minimal writing, the focus is mainly on the pictures. There isn’t really a story either, its more of a concept book tying our outfits to our activities. I can see a follow-up book with business suits, gym clothes, aprons etc also tied into different activities in our lives.

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