The first time I did this I made the class a treat. Not really thinking it through of course because now every class needs to have a treat. It just wouldn't be fair. So after book club I made these lunch lady brownies. They look delicious and the kiddos tomorrow at the end of the day will LOVE them.
Red Shoes by Eleri Glass and Ashley Spires (2008) arrived on my doorstep one afternoon in the mail a few years back. This is something that happens to you as a book blogger-books just arrive. It is a welcome treat. I get to enjoy them over and over. I'm sure it came from the publisher or I won it on another blog; either way Groovy Girl and I sat down immediately and read it.
This one is just about shoe shopping from a young girl's point of view. Her mother picks the sensible lace-ups but she wants the red ones. She scuffs around in the brown lace-ups but still has her heart set on the red ones.
Every mom or dad has seen that look; despair of not getting what you so desire. It's a push me pull me situation. Eventually she gets to try on the beautiful red shoes...and her delight wins her mother over...
Simple text paired with beautiful illustrations make this a wonderful book for anyone who loves shoes, fashion, or children! It's just one small battle in the great scheme of parenting.