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Shoe Baby
Joyce Dunbar
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Shoe Baby

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  120 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Acclaimed author Joyce Dunbar teams up with an exciting new talent — her illustrator daughter, Polly — for this singsong tale of a baby who takes to the sea, the air, and the shops — in a shoe!

There once was a baby
Who lived in a shoe
And had learned how to say,
"How do you do?"

For one adventurous baby, there's no limit to the places you can go when using a shoe as a mode of
Published (first published July 12th 2005)
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Aubrey Foulds
This book is one of our favorites!

Shoe Baby takes a baby's dreams and puts them on a page for children to enjoy. A child travels the world hidden in a shoe, a shoe that can turn into a plane, or a boat, or a car. He meets kings and queens and plays with animals, all with a grin and a "How do you do?"

In addition to the imaginative tale, we love the use of rhymes and the silliness in the different tones of the same repeated phrase. The artwork also stands out to us because it's wonderfully differ
What a happy find -- this book works great in story time! It is large, bright, imaginative, silly, and uses repeated phrases.

There once was a baby
Who hid in a shoe
And had learned how to say,
"How do you do?" (stop and invite the children to say "How do you do?" with you)

In a shoe you might think A dolphin came by
There is not much to do, And an octopus too.
But this very same baby Said this sail-away baby,
Went to SEA in that shoe! "How do you do?"

The baby goes to TOWN, to the ZOO and the baby even
I heard this at story time when our regular librarian was away. I've waited too long to review it though and I barely remember it. Something about a lost baby and a lost giant shoe? If that's right, I remember thinking it odd that the father giant was more concerned about his lost shoe than his lost baby.
Before this went Out of Print, it was my all-time favorite story book to give to new babies and their family. It's a rolliking rhyme that encourages politeness, immagination, emotion and adventure.

Please reprint, Candlewick!

I liked it. I liked the mom and dad. What he was thinking about was real. It was really there. The king and queen and everybody was real.

He got in a shoe. The dad couldn't find the shoe and the mom couldn't find the baby.
This was a very cute story and would make an adorable baby gift for many of my fashionista mommy friends. I am sure you are all shocked - this was my pick from the library, not Cooper's - but he thought it was funny nonetheless!
Love this one. It is so cute and my son loves it too. I can't praise the illustrations by Polly Dunbar enough. And I totally want an outfit like the mom-that green skirt rocks.
This is something we rented from the Library and the kids instantly loved. We have checked it out several more times. We need to buy it. We all love it.
This is a really cute story that encourages children to use their imagination and that anything is possible when you are imagining!
A very cute, repetative story of a baby's adventures while playing make-believe with his dad's shoe. Large, bright, colorful illustrations.
Bridget wants to hear this book 5000 times a day right now, and luckily the illustrations are so good I'm happy to oblige.
Inspired Kathy
I got this because it had great reviews but I just didn't love it. I thought it was a little odd.
Lots of repetition to encourage language. Like the découpage style of illustration.
A baby goes on an adventure in a shoe.... yeah that is about the nicest part of the book.
Clara Dearmore Strom
Great kids book. The illustrations are colorful and exciting. Good for storytime.
One of my favorite kids books!! I love the story and illustrations.
very cool illustrations by the author's daughter.
Another hit for the toddler set!;-)
Melissa Messner
Pure joy-I love this crazy story :)
A Great read a loud for baby storytime.
Sarah S. Smee
Sarah S. Smee marked it as to-read
Nov 12, 2015
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