Mama's Work Shoes
Mama's Work Shoes
By Caron Levis
Illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: September 3, 2019
  • Price: $16.99
  • Trim Size: 9 x 9
  • ISBN: 978-1-4197-2554-8
  • EAN: 9781419725548
  • Page Count: 40
  • Illustrations: full-color illustrations throughout
  • Format: Hardcover (Self Ended)
  • Rights: World English
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All about the adjustment a toddler makes when her mother returns to work, this humorous picture book takes on a big emotional milestone with a light hand.

Perry knows all of Mama’s shoes. She knows that the zip-zup shoes are for skipping and swinging in the park. She knows that the pat-put shoes are for splishing and splashing in the rain. And she knows that no-shoes are for bath time and bedtime. But, one morning Mama puts on click-clack shoes, and Perry wonders what these new shoes are for. When Mama drops Perry at Nan’s house, and the click-clack shoes take Mama away for the whole day, Perry decides she hates these shoes!

Perry later hides the click-clack shoes . . . and all of Mama’s shoes, just in case. Mama then explains that the click-clack shoes bring her to work in the morning, and they will also bring her home to Perry every single evening—clickety-clack fast!

Praise

"Levis' concept of associating specific shoes with specific bonding activities is charming... Dynamic and colorful."
Kirkus Reviews

About the author

Caron Levis is the author of several picture books for children, including Ida, Always, which won a Christopher Award. She is an adjunct professor and the coordinator for The New School Writing for Children/YA MFA program. Caron lives in New York City. Vanessa Brantley-Newton is the illustrator of many books for young readers, including Mary Had a Little Glam. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family.