Birdie's Big Girl Shoes

Summary:

Birdie wanted to look like her mother ... or at least dress up like her! She loved shoes, and oh how she wanted to wear her mothers shoes. She pictured herself dancing and doing cartwheels and all the fun things little girls like to do. She gets an experience to remember when her mother says she can try on a pair for the day!


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This is great for all little girls to read. It helps them understand that sometimes it is better to wait.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

My daughter picked out this book because of the big shoe on the front. She said she wanted to see what it was about. She really enjoyed watching the girl want to play with shoes and then get finally get to. She thought it was funny that once the girl tries them on she realizes she can have more fun in her bare feet.

Parent Reaction

I enjoyed watching the little girl dream about what wearing high-heeled shoes would be like. The author does great at describing the reality of wearing the shoes. It was interesting to see how my daughter really felt what the girl was feeling and identified with the story.

Type of Book:
This is a story about every little girl's dream: dressing up!
Educational Themes:

This is a nice reminder that says "enjoy the age you are," i.e., be who you are. It also blends in the themes of being flexible and trying new things.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 8
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
Read with a 5-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow this one if you have a little girl who loves to raid your closet! This is a great choice for the library.

Title Birdie's Big Girl Shoes
About
Author Sujean Rim
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers © 2009
Illustrators Sujean Rim
ISBN 9780316044707
Material Hard Cover
Genres Growing Up
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