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Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes
by Sujean Rim


Overview - Birdie carefully slipped her little toes into one shoe,
then slid into the other.

S he looked at herself in the mirror...
and gasped.
Birdie can't wait to be just like her mom. She loves wearing jewelry, spritzing perfume bottles, and dressing up in front of the mirror.
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More About Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes by Sujean Rim
 
 
 
Overview
Birdie carefully slipped her little toes into one shoe,
then slid into the other.

She looked at herself in the mirror...
and gasped.
Birdie can't wait to be just like her mom. She loves wearing jewelry, spritzing perfume bottles, and dressing up in front of the mirror. But more than anything, Birdie fantasizes about her mother's fancy high-heels. She can't wait to try them on and do all the things she likes to do wearing beautiful "big-girl shoes."
Little girls will love walking with Birdie as she spends a day in her mother's shoes, but in the end they may find that, like Birdie, they like their "barefoot shoes" best of all.
With playful watercolors and clever textured cut-paper designs, this precious picture book will speak to every little girl who longs to be a "big-girl."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780316044707
  • ISBN-10: 0316044709
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers
  • Publish Date: September 2009
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Girls & Women
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Imagination & Play

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-04-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

Rim, whose illustrations accessorize the Web site DailyCandy, makes her authorial debut with a story of a girl who covets the fabulous high-heeled footwear of her stylish (and strikingly waifish) mother. When her mother finally relents and allows her daughter to play dress up with the contents of her shoe closet (that's right, a la Sex and the City, mom has a closet just for shoes), Birdie learns the answer to the question, "What price beauty?" For while the shoes represent that perfect, drool-worthy combination of improbable geometry and sublime superfluity, wearing them isn't child's play. "iding was impossible with pointy Mary Jane sticking out," Birdie discovers, and when it comes to turning cartwheels, "landing sure was tricky in sky-high stilettos." Rim's gossamer watercolors exude a breezy élan and they pop with luscious color—the pinks are especially juicy. The exaggerated scenes of Birdie trying on her mother's shoes are priceless (in one, she balances inside one shoe as if on a seesaw), and the target audience will identify both with Birdie's desire to play grownup and her epiphany that barefoot is better. Ages 3—6. (Sept.)

 
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