Two Shoes, Blue Shoes, New Shoes by Sally Fitz-Gibbon

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What can be better than a pair of new shoes? Not just any new pairs of shoes, but new, blue shoes. A brand new pair of shoes can hop and skip to school better than anything. While they are at it, these new shoes can race and swing on a rope and tap out a tune. And if you really let them get going, new shoes can run away with your imagination and take you on a wild and crazy ride.

Nobody is proud of her shiny new footwear as this little girl, who bounces and dances her way through a magical adventure that only two, new, blue shoes can find.

Author, Sally Fitz-Gibbon has captured her heart of a child in this roller-coaster ride of a story. Her verse sings off the page in a lilting rhythm that will get little feet tapping away in time. New Jersey artist Farida Zaman uses New York’s Central Park as a backdrop for her lively illustrations, an irresistible blend of warmly familiar and ever-s-slightly absurd.


About Sally Fitz-Gibbon

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Sally Fitz-Gibbon is a former special education teacher and the author of Two Shoes, Blue Shoes, New Shoes and Lizzie's Storm. She lives with her husband on Bowen Island, near Vancouver, British Columbia. This is the first time she has teamed up with her daughter, Kirsti Wakelin. Zaman was trained in the U.K. and worked as an illustrator in London and Geneva.
Published April 1, 2003 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“Mustn’t stop to talk, shoes, / Got too far to walk, shoes!” Fitz-Gibbon’s playful blend of realism and ingenious flights of fancy are infectious.

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Her paintings portray the realistic, exciting bustle of urban life (where grownups in short skirts and high heels stop at a coffee cart on the way to work) as adeptly as the gleefully improbable scenarios of the heroine's imagination (hitching a ride with a blue whale in a city park pond).

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