Inside the Little Old Woman's Shoe
Author: Charles Reasoner
Pages: 12 (Board Book)
Publisher/Date: Price Stern Sloan/Penguin Group/2004
ISBN: 0843104724
Age Levels: Infant to 5

Book Review

There was an old woman,
Who was really a mouse,
Who lived in a shoe
That was really a house.

So begins the short, rhyming text in this delightful board book cut in the shape of a shoe. The shoe/house in this case is filled with "many messy mice" and one very tired mommy mouse. Exhausted from trying to do all the chores herself, mommy mouse comes up with a grand plan: Everyone will pitch in. Not only was their shoe "neat and clean," they still had time for "play and fun."

The sturdy board pages are filled with die-cut windows and doors, allowing the reader to peek ahead. The cartoon illustrations are bright, colorful, and bursting with energy.

The book was a huge hit with the toddlers to whom we read it.

Reviewed by the teachers at Education Oasis
©2004 Education Oasis

About the Author

Charles Reasoner lives in Woodinville, Washington with his wife and four children. He has written several children's books including Number Munch!, Color Crunch!, and the popular Sliding Surprise series.