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Shoe Town

3.22  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  7 reviews
For use in schools and libraries only. Mama Mouse just wants to fill her empty nest (a purple shoe) with water and take a nice, hot bath. But there's barely a trickle from the garden hose before fairy-tale friends of various sorts show up wanting to share her space.
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Turtleback Books (first published March 1st 1999)
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The copy I have is a leveled reader from an aging basal reading series. A book by the very talented sisters, Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel, it would be very much more attractive if it is available in a full sized version. The story incorporates characters that young readers may recognize and enjoy seeing in a new setting, including the cow who jumped over the moon, the Little Red Hen, Tortoise and Hare, and others.
J.R. LaMar
As always I love Janet Stevens illustrations but I also loved how she added characters from her other books such as the Tortoise and Hare though the ending was a bit underwhelming and there wasn’t much of a story arc in this one.
Meg McGregor
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I actually had the good fortune to meet Janet Stevens and have her autograph one of her book for me. Even though that was years ago, I have never forgotten the feeling of being in the presence of such a likeable and bubbly person.

In this story, Shoe Town, Momma Mouse just wants a bath and a nap. But when friends come by who want to move in she encourages them to do so - just in their own shoes!
Soon a thriving little town has sprung up!

Wonderful illustrations by Stevens make this charming book on
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I picked this up for Janet Stevens' artwork, which I love. In the story, a mouse who lives in a shoe is approached by various animals who want to live with her in the shoe. If you've read other books by Stevens you'll recognize the other animals as characters from those books (the tortoise and the hare, the hen who baked the bread alone, the wolf from Red Riding Hood, the cow who jumped over the moon). The story is pretty simple, but then this is a beginning reader. Not her best effort, but good ...more
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First a mouse then his friends come! A.
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book because there was a little mouse that had a shoe. I also enjoyed this book because the little mouse was going to take a bath with hot water.
Julia Jasztal
Dec 04, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Janet Stevens began drawing as a child. Pictures decorated her walls, mirrors, furniture and school work -- including math assignments. While this didn't always sit well with her teachers, it was what she loved to do.

Janet’s father was in the Navy therefore she moved a great deal and attended many schools while growing up.

After graduating from high school in Hawaii in 1971 she landed a job creati

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