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Blueberry Shoe

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating details ·  38 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Ann Dixon's delightful story, illustrated with enchanting, colorful linocuts by Evon Zerbetz, presents a playful look at the secret world of woodland creatures.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by Alaska Northwest Books
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Dec 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Simple pleasures (human and animal) and the cycle of nature are celebrated through this simple, episodic narrative of the adventures of a baby shoe lost on a mountain. Nature wastes nothing, not even a shoelace.

The colorful, simple illustrations were pleasant and cheerful, and I think the text has a rhythm that some children would enjoy hearing aloud. As an adult reading to myself it was a little boring, and my standard child audience at 6 and 7 found this too young for them.
Miss Sarah
While blueberry picking on a mountain one baby looses his shoe. The family looks and looks but can't find it. Many animals move and touch the shoe and come spring when the family returns to blueberry picking the shoe is waiting with a surprise. Preschool for length
Diana Thomsen
I found this to be a charming addition to our unit on blueberries...and it paired up quite nicely with "Blueberries for Sal!" The story of a shoe lost on a blueberry-covered mountain is simple but filled with enough details to make the tale interesting to kids. Mine sure were enthralled. I liked it, yes, but they REALLY liked it. Truthfully, I didn't care much for the art style, but that's a personal preference and my kiddos seemed to like it just fine. I thought the ending was sweet and it made ...more
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Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alaska, picture-book
Reviewed by "Junior" (5 years old) for North of Normal Book Blog (

I want a blueberry shoe!

(BLUEBERRY SHOE by Ann Dixon with vibrant illustrations by Evon Zerbetz is a children’s picture book set in Alaska. Appropriate for ages 1-9)

I found this book at the bookstore when my mom was meeting with readers. I like the colors on the cover.

A baby loses his shoe when he was picking blueberries with his momma and dadda. They leave the baby’s shoe on the mountain an
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Baby loses his shoe on an annual family hike up Mt. Ptarmigan to pick blueberries, leading to adventures with a variety of animals for the shoe before an unexpected return home. Zerbetz’s thick, dark linocut lines with bold colors contrast beautifully with the soft background of leaf impressions on each page.
Aug 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A great story, this book would be cute for storytime.
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