Some serious-types might argue that this book encourages rampant consumerism at an early age, or teaches children that happiness comes through the acquisition of material goods. We like this book because it is a happy story about the joy of buying a shiny new pair of shoes! Who doesn’t like that?
The simple story rhythmically enumerates all the different kind of shoes one can encounter, “…but best of all are MY shoes!” The childish illustrations are bright and colorful. This has been a favorite of ours since we first discovered it five years ago.
So…if you are an aforementioned “serious-type,” don’t read this one to your kids. But otherwise … enjoy!
UPDATE (January 15, 2008): Judging by the current used price of the book in the Amazon link below, it might be out of print. Of course, try the library. But if you want to buy a copy, with a little research and patience you can sometimes get very good prices on Ebay or Half.com. Good luck!