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 Whose shoe?
 Author: Bunting, Eve

 Publisher:  Clarion (2015)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 25 cm.

 BTSB No: 171839 ISBN: 9780544302105
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Stories in rhyme
 Shoes -- Fiction
 Lost and found possessions -- Fiction
 Mice -- Fiction
 Animals -- Fiction

Price: $20.88

A conscientious mouse tries to locate the owner of a single unclaimed shoe.

 Illustrator: Ruzzier, Sergio
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.30
   Points: .5   Quiz: 174439

   Kirkus Reviews (04/01/15)
   School Library Journal (05/01/15)
   Booklist (06/01/15)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 05/01/2015 PreS-Gr 1—A solitary shoe and an honest mouse determined to find its owner lend an air of whimsy and humor to this investigative tale. Mouse asks everyone, from Spider, who has eight tiny shoes, to Elephant, who has impossibly high heels, but his inquiries come to naught, until he meets Kangaroo. While delighted that Mouse has been so kind to return the shoe, he admits that it hurt his foot. Mouse enjoys the reward for his earnest search, which "is now complete./The stars are shining overhead…./I'm happy in my king-size bed!" Bunting's cheerful rhymes pair perfectly with Ruzzier's pastel and jewel-toned illustrations featuring expressive animals and quirky footwear. VERDICT Ideal for preschoolers, this title will have wide appeal and could surely be used for storytimes or one-on-one sharing.—Jenna Boles, Greene County Public Library, Beavercreek, OH - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 06/01/2015 In the third book by the Bunting-Ruzzier team, sweet pastel pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations highlight the tale of a small mouse earnestly searching for the owner of a solitary shoe. Mouse does his best to find whoever lost the “handsome, lonesome” shoe and politely asks everyone he encounters, including a spider, a bird, a hippo, and an elephant, to no avail. “Tiger! I have found a shoe! Who has lost it? Was it you?” When he finally locates the shoe’s owner, Mouse is surprised to discover why he found it hanging off a stalk of bamboo. The backgrounds on the double-page spreads alternate from empty, pure white to colorful skies filled with fluffy clouds, enhancing the appeal of the pictures’ clean lines and soft colors. Rhyming couplets scan perfectly, making this an enjoyable read-aloud, either in a group setting or one-on-one. - Copyright 2015 Booklist.

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