Here are ‘shoes to skate in, shoes to skip in, shoes to turn a double flip in ’ . . . all worn by four tousle-headed active young children. ‘Illustrations keep all the action with the skippers, divers, and doers. Story hour groups will be checking out each other’s footwear after hearing this rollicking rhyming paean to shoes.’ —SLJ. A Reading Rainbow Selection Children’s Books of 1986 (Library of Congress)
Elizabeth Winthrop has written over sixty books for readers of all ages. Her award-winning titles for children include The Castle in the Attic; Dumpy La Rue, illustrated by Betsy Lewin; and Shoes, illustrated by William Joyce. Her short story “The Golden Darters” was selected for The Best American Short Stories by Robert Stone. Under the name Elizabeth Winthrop Alsop, she is the author of the memoir piece Don’t Knock Unless You’re Bleeding: Growing Up in Cold War Washington. The daughter of Stewart Alsop, the political journalist, she divides her time between New York City and the Berkshires. Visit her at www.elizabethwinthrop.com.
William Joyce does a lot of stuff but children’s books are his true bailiwick (The Numberlys, Rolie Polie Olie, Dinosaur Bob, George Shrinks, and the #1 New York Times bestselling The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, which is also his Academy Award–winning short film, to name a few). He lives in Shreveport, Louisiana. Talk to William Joyce and look at upcoming work at @HeyBillJoyce on Twitter and Instagram.