Wednesday, May 17, 2017

My Kicks: A Sneaker Story! by Susan Verde, illustrated by Katie Kath

These sneakers have soul in their soles.
Joy in each hole. A certain stick-to-the-sidewalk
from gooey gum. 
They might be soggy and funky, the tongue flapping,
the laces dragging, but they are irreplaceable,
a perfect fit, molded to my feet! I can't let them go. 

A young boy's mother wants him to get new shoes since his current ones are dirty and falling apart, but he just can't bear to part with them... or can he? 

As you can see above, this book has wonderful writing,. I kind of love the somewhat contradictory nature of waxing poetic over a pair of old, worn-out sneakers. I'm not entirely sure a child as young as the main character would have that ability to reflect and wax poetic on all the memories he had with his favorite sneakers but it's still a fun read and worth reading aloud to students. 

My Kicks: A Sneaker Story! by Susan Verde, illustrated by Katie Kath
Published: April 11, 2017
Publisher: Abrams
Pages: 40
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Audience: Primary/Middle Grade
Disclosure: Library Copy 

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