Synopses & Reviews
Think of a world without problems, without cares, without...well...shoes! Have you ever stomped through leftover paper like a monster or plunged your feet into a chilly sleeping bag while camping? Maybe you've put your soles up against a Jacuzzi jet or found funny marks when you pulled off your socks. If so, you'll find company in this collection of musings about the beauties of being barefoot. In twenty-six poems, Stefi Weisburd explores where we go, what we feel, and what shouldn't be underfoot when our feet are at their freest. Lori McElrath-Eslick adds color to these contemplations with lively watercolor illustrations.
"This pleasant collection of diverse verse celebrates the feats our feet help us complete and the joys of going shoeless." --Kirkus Reviews
"Whether rhymed and metered or free verse, the language pleases the ear. . . . An appealing book with enough variety to speak to many readers." --Library Media Connection
"Ideal for sharing between morning romps in the dewy grass and afternoon strolls on the beach." --School Library Journal
About the Author
Stefi Weisburd received the Joan Leiman Jacobson Poetry Prize from "Discovery" I The Nation, and her collection of poems, The Wind-Up Gods, won the St. Lawrence Book Award. She lives with her family in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is her first children's book.
Lori McElrath-Eslick is the illustrator of a number of children's books, including Read for Me, Mama. Her illustrations have appeared in several magazines including Cricket, and Highlights for Children. She lives with her family in North Muskegon, Michigan.