Erica Dornbusch Finding Kate's Shoes

ISBN 13: 9780613783811

Finding Kate's Shoes

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9780613783811: Finding Kate's Shoes

Kate and her mom are running late. But there stands Kate in her socks and her shoes have gone missing!

A furious hunt follows.

As they look all over the house for her missing shoes, Kate's wonderful imagination takes her search farther afield.

Mom looks under the rug.
Kate searches the peaceful sea.
Mom looks under the couch.
Kate gazes about a beautiful garden.
Mom looks into the clothes dryer.
Kate checks the dry desert.
Mom looks in the bathroom.
Kate seeks them in the lively jungle.
Mom looks in the refrigerator.
Kate hunts over the frozen polar ice.
Mom looks in the dishwasher.
Kate searches a crashing forest waterfall.

Only to discover the shoes in their box -- along with clues showing that the shoes have shared the readers' adventures.

Kids can help out by spotting the shoes in the illustrations for every one of Kate's imaginary landscapes.

The decorations in each room that she and her mother search through inspire yet another new setting in Kate's imagination. Finding Kate's Shoes is told without words through colorful double-page illustrations that are full of life and movement.

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About the Author:

Erica Dornbusch is a partner at an ad agency where she art-directs and illustrates. Finding Kate's Shoes is her first book for children. Erica's illustrations have appeared on all sorts of things, including bags, wine and oil bottles, billboards, greeting cards, posters, brochures, watering cans, and T-shirts, as well as in books and magazines.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 1-A wordless seek-and-find story. While morning-rushed Mom unsuccessfully searches shower and clothes basket for her daughter's red sneakers, pigtailed Kate's concurrent imaginary scenes on the following page show the missing items. Whether in tropical waterfalls or on polar ice floes, the shoes are easily seen. Mother and daughter ultimately find them in a box they'd looked in at book's beginning. At the end, readers will see a gleeful frog, blue feather, and leaf in it, perhaps explaining the magic. Dornbusch uses pencil-crayon art to craft pattern-rich spreads of both home and worlds afar. However, the abstract premise and murky resolution may expect too much of the intended audience.
Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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