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Red Dancing Shoes

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  24 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
"A little African-American girl loves her new shoes so much that she is compelled to dance through her neighborhood, showing them off to her friends and family. When she trips and gets the shoes dirty, she thinks they are ruined, but her favorite aunt restores their 'magic.'...An emotionally convincing slice of life."Horn Book. ...more
Hardcover, 1 page
Published February 1st 1993 by Tambourine Books
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Stephanie Delvecchio
Apr 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Summary:Returning from a trip, Grandmama brings presents for her family. "But my present was the most special. It was a pair of the finest, reddest, shiniest shoes that anyone had ever seen," declares the likable African American girl who narrates this unassuming yet agreeable story. Impatient to try out--and show off--her gift, the child takes a walk with her older sister. But when she starts running toward her great-aunt Nen's house, she takes a tumble, which leaves her shoes "sticky and blotc ...more
Marte Bryn
Red Dancing Shoes is about a little girl who gets a pair of red dancing shoes from her grandma in a present. She is delighted with her new shoes, and she dances around with them and through the city to show off the new shoes to everyone she knows. Until she runs and falls in the mud, and the shoes get dirty and are not danceable anymore, in the girl's eyes. Her aunt saves the little girl's day, and brings magic back into those red dancing shoes.

Themes: Character and values. The new red dancing s
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ZZ
Jan 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: girls who love shoes and dancing!
Recommended to ZZ by: My mother
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Rebekah
Beautiful paintings and writing that paints a beautiful picture of the home, the community, family and friends nearby, and the simplicity of a little girls joy.
Tamara
love it. very well written truly gifted author
Matthew
Mar 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this book and its beautiful illustrations. It's a fast read, but it's one that is sure to elicit conversation about family from readers.
Heather
Mar 05, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
And now my daughter wants red shoes.
Mary
I think I've read this 247 times in the past 2 weeks.

And Caoimhe has to put on her red shoes every time.


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