Mama's Work Shoes
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- Publication Date: September 3, 2019
- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Trim Size: 9 x 9
- ISBN: 9781419725548
- Page Count: 40
- Illustrations: full-color illustrations throughout
- Rights: World English
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!
"Levis' concept of associating specific shoes with specific bonding activities is charming... Dynamic and colorful."Kirkus Reviews —
"A clever approach to the common experience of separation anxiety."Booklist —
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.