New Old Shoes by Charlotte Blessing, Gary R. Phillips
  

Synopsis

New Old Shoes by Charlotte Blessing, Gary R. Phillips

Ages 4 to 8 years. Providing a thought-provoking theme that encourages meaningful dialogue about an important topic, this focus on the basic need of footwear shows how a simple object to one is an irreplaceable gem to another. The story is told from the perspective of a pair of shoes as they are lovingly worn by a playful American boy before journeying to the eager feet of children in Africa. With an emphasis on how a pair of shoes is so much more than footwear to those less fortunate, this tale delivers a very important message to children: appreciate all that one has and give as much as possible.

Reviews

Told from the point of view of a pair of red sneakers . . . the text and illustrations work well together to portray the stark contrast between First- and Third-World countries. Phillips's jewel-toned artwork . . . closely zooms in on the sneakers, allowing readers to see just enough background to portray the setting. A final note from Wayne Elsey describes the Soles4Souls program. In a similar vein as Page McBrier's Beatrice's Goat , illustrated by Lori Lohstoeter (2001), this is likely to spark kids

-- Kirkus Reviews

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Charlotte Blessing, Gary R. Phillips
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Publisher

Pleasant Street Press

Publication date

6th November 2009

ISBN

9780979203565


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