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Here are shoes to skate in, shoes to skip in, shoes to turn a double flip in . . . all worn by four tousle-headed active young children. Illustrations keep all the action with the skippers, divers, and doers. Story hour groups will be checking out each other's footwear after hearing this rollicking rhyming paean to shoes. SLJ.
A Reading Rainbow SelectionChildren's Books of 1986 (Library of Congress)
About the Author
Elizabeth Winthrop has written over sixty books for readers of all ages. Her award-winning titles for children include The Castle in the Attic; Dumpy La Rue, illustrated by Betsy Lewin; and Shoes, illustrated by William Joyce. Her short story The Golden Darters was selected for The Best American Short Stories by Robert Stone. Under the name Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop, she is the author of the memoir piece Don t Knock Unless You re Bleeding: Growing Up in Cold War Washington. The daughter of Stewart Alsop, the political journalist, she divides her time between New York City and the Berkshires. Visit her at www.elizabethwinthrop.com.
William Joyce lives in Shreveport, Louisiana, with his lovely wife, Elizabeth, and their children, Mary Katherine and Jack. They also have a dachshund named Rose and something else named Rex. Mr. Joyce has produced two animated television shows based on his books: Rolie Polie Olie and George Shrinks. He also produced and designed the animated feature film Robots. Every once in a while he does a cover for The New Yorker. His alarmingly optimistic picture books include Dinosaur Bob and His Adventures with the Family Lazardo, Santa Calls, The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs, and Bently & Egg.He is currently futzing around on several books and stories that embrace the alleged healing power of heroically scaled silliness.