Mama's Work Shoes (Hardcover)

Mama's Work Shoes By Caron Levis, Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Illustrator) Cover Image
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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

About the Author

Caron Levis is the author of several picture books, including This Way, Charlie and Ida, Always, both illustrated by Charles Santoso; Stop That Yawn!, illustrated by LeUyen Pham; and Mama’s Work Shoes, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton. She is a professor and advisor for the New School’s Writing for Children/YA MFA program and a licensed social worker. Levis uses drama and writing to explore books, feelings, and imagination with kids through her author workshops. She lives in Brooklyn.

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.

Praise For…

"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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781419725548
ISBN-10: 1419725548
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2019
Pages: 40
Language: English