All about the adjustment a toddler makes when her mother returns to work, Mama’s Work Shoes is a humorous picture book that takes on a big emotional milestone with a light hand, by award-winning author Caron Levis and illustrator Vanessa Brantley-Newton.
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
"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